Boogie Woogie Blues
by Various Artists
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- Released: August 28, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Biograph Records BCD 115 (1991)
Description by OLDIES.com:
This collection contains rare blues and boogie woogie piano roll solos recorded for the QRS Music Roll Company. Cow Cow Davenport, James P. Johnson and Clarence Williams achieved national prominence and recorded for major labels. Jimmy Blythe, Hersal Thomas, Clarence Johnson, Everett Robbins and Lemuel Fowler, although not as well known, were equally as masterful in their performances. From the archives of Biograph Records.
- 1.Cow Cow Davenport Cow Cow Blues
- 2.Cow Cow Davenport 5th Street Blues
- 3.Cow Cow Davenport Hurry And Bring It Home Blues
- 4.James P. Johnson Harlem Choc'late Babies On Parade
- 5.James P. Johnson Birmingham Blues
- 6.Clarence Williams Sugar Blues
- 7.Clarence Williams Papa De Da Da
- 8.Clarence Johnson Gulf Coast Blues
- 9.Clarence Johnson You're Always Messin' 'Round With My Man
- 10.Clarence JohnsonLow Down Papa
- 11.Jimmy BlytheChicago Stomp
- 12.Jimmy BlytheSociety Blues
- 13.Jimmy BlytheBoogie Woogie Blues
- 14.Everett RobbinsHard Luck Blues
- 15.Hersal ThomasThe Fives
- 16.Lemuel FowlerDown And Out Blues
Personnel: Clarence Williams, Everett Robbins, Hersal Thomas, James P. Johnson, Jimmy Blythe, Lem Fowler (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Barbara Caplin.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (09/1922-12/1928); Cinn., OH (09/1922-12/1928); Cinncinati, OH (09/1922-12/1928); New York, NY (09/1922-12/1928).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Mike Montgomery; Cow Cow Davenport.
Biograph has come out with many releases of piano rolls through the years. This CD has some by Cow Cow Davenport, James P. Johnson, Clarence Williams, Jimmy Blythe, Hersal Thomas, Lemuel Fowler and two totally forgotten names: Everett Robbins and Clarence Johnson. As is usual with piano rolls, the rhythms are inflexible and the touch a bit unnatural so it may take listeners a while to get used to these performances. The emphasis is more on blues than on boogie-woogie but in general the music is fine for this idiom although not as lively as real piano solos. ~ Scott Yanow
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- Sales Rank: 41,134
- UPC: 090431693124
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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