Atlantic Blues: Piano

Atlantic Blues: Piano


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Sampling treats from such blues hotbeds as Chicago, Kansas City, and New Orleans, this single disc from Atlantic's blues box spotlights the men at the ivories with 23 good-to-excellent sides. Giving due respect to the boogie-woogie heyday of the '30s and '40s, the collection includes four 1972 sides by Jimmy Yancey (cut just prior to his death) and three early-'50s numbers by Meade "Lux" Lewis. Another fine tinkler, Champion Jack Dupree, reveals the rougher side of the boogie craze with some fine, latter-day barrelhouse gems off of his universally lauded Blues From the Gutter album. And not to forget Kansas City and the Crescent City, the disc also includes a true classic by Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson ("Roll 'Em Pete"), a few solid sides by big band veteran and onetime Charlie Parker employer Jay McShann, and a genre-defining bayou classic compliments of Professor Longhair ("Tipitina"). With an intriguing 1953 demo by Ray Charles and an early-'70s funk rambler from Dr. John ("Junco Partner") to top things off, Atlantic Blues: Piano makes for a quality session by the stereo.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678169427
catalogNumber: 81694

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Floyd Dixon   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Champion Jack Dupree   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Willie Mabon   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Amos Milburn   Piano
Little Brother Montgomery   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Big Joe Turner   Vocals
Jimmy Yancey   Piano,Track Performer
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Charles   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Dr. John   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Mick Jagger   Harmonica
Freddie Green   Guitar
Peter Johnson   Piano,Track Performer
Jay McShann   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Newman   Trumpet
John Scofield   Guitar
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Pete Brown   Alto Saxophone
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Jimmy Lewis   Guitar
Oscar Moore   Drums
Ronnie Barron   Keyboards
Walter Brown   Track Performer
Lurrie Bell   Bass
Andy Razaf   Track Performer
Israel Crosby   Bass
Walter Page   Bass
Warren Bell   Baritone Saxophone
Edgar Blanchard   Bass
Joe Bridgewater   Trumpet
Roy Byrd   Track Performer
Jimmy Calhoun   Bass
Sidney George   Saxophone
O'Neil Gerald   Saxophone
Glenn   Track Performer
Milt Hinton   Bass
Morris Jennings   Drums
Willie Jones   Drums
Lloyd Lambert   Bass
Dave Lastie   Saxophone
Melvin Lastie   Cornet
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Track Performer
Cripple Clarence Lofton   Track Performer
Professor Longhair   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Frank Mitchell   Trumpet
David "Fathead" Newman   Alto Saxophone
Earl Palmer   Drums
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Shad   Track Performer
Roosevelt Sheffield   Bass
Joe Tillman   Tenor Saxophone
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Baritone Saxophone
Van "Piano Man" Walls   Piano
Richard Washington   Percussion
Riley Webb   Trumpet
Frank Wess   Tenor Saxophone
Jackie Williams   Drums
Freddie Stahle   Drums
Moe Benchamin   Saxophone
Texas Johnny Brown   Guitar,Track Performer
Larry Dale   Guitar
Harry Van Walls   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Big Joe Turner   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
Jay McShann   Composer
Walter Brown   Composer
Herb Abramson   Producer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer,Executive Producer
Ilhan Mimaroglu   Producer
Jim O'Neal   Liner Notes
Bob Porter   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Carol Bobolts   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer

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