Queen of the Boogie and More

Queen of the Boogie and More

by Hadda Brooks


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Queen of the Boogie and More

Ace's 2014 release Queen of the Boogie and More greatly expands Hadda Brooks' 1948 78 rpm album, offering 18 bonus tracks to the original six-cut LP. These 24 cuts are all showcases for Brooks' good-natured boogie woogie, which makes it a contrast to the 2005 compilation That's Where I Came In, which collected material recorded between 1946 and 1947 and focused on her vocals. By focusing on Brooks' instrumental prowess, this compilation might be more representative of what she released on Modern in the '40s, plus the extra 18 tracks give compiler/annotator Tony Rounce ample room to showcase all sides of the pianist. There are some boogie versions of classical pieces -- "Schubert's Serenade in Boogie," "Melody in F Boogie," etc. -' which aren't just merely clever larks, they go a long way to explain the crispness that distinguishes Brooks' attack. She never got down and dirty; she walked the line between blues and jazz with a bit of precise flair, and the results are enjoyable if perhaps a shade dated.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667060325
catalogNumber: 1157626
Rank: 87187

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hadda Brooks   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
Edvard Grieg   Composer
Franz Liszt   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Hadda Brooks   Arranger,Composer
Roger Armstrong   Illustrations
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Ange Lorenzo   Composer
Arthur Rubenstein   Composer
Joseph Alden   Composer
Raymond Egar   Composer

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