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Barrelhouse and Boogie Piano

By Eric Kriss

Music Sales America. Blues. Softcover with CD. Oak Publications #OK64659. Published by Oak Publications (HL.14003458).

Item Number: HL.14003458

ISBN 082560155X. 9x12 inches.

An important instructional guide to the blues-style piano. Learn blues style piano from complete transcriptions and a recording of excerpts from the original recordings of 22 piano greats: Jelly Roll Morton, Memphis Slim, Meade Lux Lewis and more.

  • Acknowledgements 
  • Introduction 
  • Ragtime Blues 
  • Jelly Roll Blues  Performed by Jelly Roll Morton
  • Barrelhouse and Boogie 
  • Dyin' Rider Blues  Performed by Romeo Nelson
  • Mercy Blues  Performed by Barrelhouse Buck
  • Dying Pickpocket Blues  Performed by Barrelhouse Welch
  • State Street Jive  Performed by Cow Cow Davenport
  • I Don't Know  Performed by Cripple Clarence Lofton
  • Stomps and Struts 
  • Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp  Performed by Peetie Wheatstraw
  • Indiana Avenue Stomp  Performed by Montana Taylor
  • Fat Fanny Stomp  Performed by Jim Clarke
  • Big Fat Mama  Performed by Walter Roland
  • Boogie Woogie 
  • Honky Tonk Train  Performed by Meade Lux Lewis
  • Sail On Blues  Performed by Memphis Slim
  • I Need a Little Spirit  Performed by Dave Alexander
  • Whistlin' Alex Moore's Blues  Performed by Alex Moore
  • Roll and Tumble 
  • The Cows  Performed by Robert Shaw
  • Sugarland Blues  Performed by Black Boy Shine
  • Atlanta Bounce  Performed by Piano Red
  • It's You Baby  Performed by Sunnyland Slim
  • Barrelhouse Blues 
  • Lonesome Day Blues  Performed by Jesse James
  • I Can Tell By the Way You Smell  Performed by Walter Davis
  • Stella Blues  Performed by Dink Johnson
  • Short Haired Blues  Performed by Kid Stormy Weather
  • Exercises 
  • Coordination 
  • Fingering 
  • Tremolo 
  • Further Reading 
  • Discography 
  • Part I - Barrelhouse and Boogie 
  • Part II - Suggested Blues Albums 
  • Appendix A - Barrelhouse and Boogie Lines 
  • Appendix B - Record Company Addresses 
  • Ratings + Reviews

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    Cincinnati, OH
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  • 2011-08-08 00:00:00.0 Barrelhouse & Boogie Piano

    I am disappointed in this. It is advertised as containing original transcriptions, but they are much too simplistic to be originals. Lots of information about the structure of boogie, but it is at most an intermediate level. Good for players at that level.

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