- Released: August 10, 1995
- Label: Arhoolie Records
Dirty Linen - 2-3/96, p.77
"This disc helps define the boogie woogie sound....reflect[s] decades of experience and synthesis....Soaked in the early jazz, blues and jugband sounds, Duskin offers more than an hour's worth of terrific pounding that harks back to the 1940's."
- 1.Mean Old Frisco
- 2.Roll 'Em Pete
- 3.Stormin' in Texas
- 4.Cincinnati Stomp
- 5.Little Red Rooster
- 6.The Tribute
- 7.Down the Road Apiece
- 8.Well, Well Baby
- 9.Honky Tonk Train
- 10.Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar
- 11.Tender Hearted Woman
- 12.Stoop Down Baby
- 13.Betty and Dupree - (previously unreleased)
- 14.Yancey Special - (previously unreleased)
- 15.Slidell Blues - (previously unreleased)
- 16.Dollar Bill Boogie - (previously unreleased)
- 17.I Met a Girl Named Martha - (previously unreleased)
- 18.Boogie Woogie Prayer - (previously unreleased)
Personnel: Big Joe Duskin (vocals, piano); Jimmy Johnson, Bob Margolin (guitar); Steve Tracy (harmonica); Truck Parham (bass); S.P. Leary, Ben Sandmel (drums).
Producers: Ben Sandmel (tracks 1-17); Steve Tracy (track 18).
Recorded in 1977 and 1978. Includes liner notes by Ben Sandmel.
Fine set presenting vintage barrelhouse piano and stomping blues by Big Joe Duskin, one of the last true stylists in both genres. Duskin's album was released with no fanfare and didn't attract the widespread notice it deserved. ~ Ron Wynn