Part of Arhoolie’s specially priced American Masters Series this CD is a sampler of great performances selected from our full price CDs.
1. Dollar Bill Boogie – Big Joe Duskin 2. Have You Ever Been Out In The Country – Mercy Dee 3.Whistling Alex Moore’s Blue – Whistling Alex Moore 4. Moaning And Groaning – Johnny Young/Otis Spann 5.Katie’s Boogie Woogie – Katie Webster 6.Cruel Hearted Woman – Thunder Smith 7. Ma Grinder The – Robert Shaw 8. Why Did You Go Last Night – Clifton Chenier/Elmore Nixon 9. Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie – L.C. “Good Rockin” Robinson/Pinetop Perkins 10. San Francisco Can Be Such A Lonely Town – Omar Sharriff 11. Rocket Boogie “88” – Pete Johnson 12. Sugar Hill – Bukka White 13. You Ain’t Got A Chance – Piano Red 14. Cold Chills – Henry Gray 15.On The Spot Boogie – Charlie Musselwhite/Lafayette Leake
“A plethora of piano pounders guaranteed to satisfy the fussiest blues fan. These 15 cuts cover a range of styles…. There’s four knock out boogies with one by one of the fathers of the genre Pete Johnson included. Katie Webster’s killer side is from a live show. It is a special treat to hear slide guitarist Bukka White tickle the ivories on ‘Sugar Hill.’… Omar Sharriff gets a pretty spooky groove going on ‘San Francisco Can Be Such A Lonely Town.’ To top it off you also get sides by Chicago’s top session men Otis Spann Lafayette Leake and Pinetop Perkins. I ask you with names like these how can you lose?”
(Lars Gandil — Victory Review)