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12’ Bar Ramblin’ #42 ‘Blues Pianists’ with Stefan Matussek

22 October 2019

The piano is not necessarily one of the main instruments that come to mind when the Blues is mentioned, nonetheless it has been with the genre pretty much since its inception. The guitar has always dominated the sound of rural Blues music, whereas the piano became more prevalent in cities with close proximity to jazz scenes, such as New Orleans or St. Louis. This episode will cover notable blues pianists from all over the US throughout the 20th and 21st century so far.

Playlist

Ray's Blues - Ray Charles
Chime Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
Soon This Morning #2 - Charlie Spand
Highway 61 Blues - Roosevelt Sykes
Pinetop's Blues (Remastered) - Pinetop Smith
Solitude Blues - Meade "Lux" Lewis
Blues Before Sunrise - Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
Hadacol Bounce - Professor Longhair
Scat Boogie - Camille Howard
Kansas City Farewell - Pete Johnson
Yancey Stomp - Jimmy Yancey
Blue and Disgusted - Memphis Slim
I Got the Blues About My Baby - Sunnyland Slim
Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) - Ray Charles
Goin' Down Slow - Champion Jack Dupree
Been Foolin' Around - Professor Longhair
Kidman Blues -Big Maceo
Big Town Play Boy - Little Johnny Jones & Muddy Waters
Otis In the Dark - Otis Spann
44 Blues - Memphis Slim
Bad, Bad Whiskey (Re-Recorded) - Amos Milburn
West Texas Woman - Whistlin' Alex Moore
There's No Substitute for Love - Corey Harris & Henry Butler
Hesitation Blues - Phil Doleman & Ian Emmerson
You Know I'm Right - GA-20
Poulet Shack - Manitoba Hal
So Many Blues - Jumbo Squid

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