Details: Atlantic 91694-1, stereo, red and black label, 2 Record Set, gatefold cover, 1986.
NOTE: This 2 LP set version has 6 songs more than the single CD version. Songs included on this set that are not on the CD are indicated below with a star (*).
Condition: Vinyl NM (all four sides very clean!), Jacket VG+ (mild shelf wear, a small notch cut on bottom right edge).
Out of Print and Not Available as CD.
From the All Music Guide:
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.
The tracks are:
1 Yancey Special - Jimmy Yancey 2:38
2 Talkin' Boogie - Little Brother Montgomery 2:51
3 Mournful Blues - Jimmy Yancey 3:09
4 Farish Street Jive - Little Brother Montgomery *
5 Salute to Pinetop - Jimmy Yancey 2:47
6 Vicksburg Blues 1951 - Little Brother Montgomery *
7 Shave 'Em Dry - Jimmy Yancey 2:48
8 Frankie and Johnny - Champion Jack Dupree 3:19
9 T.B. Blues - Champion Jack Dupree 3:39
10 Strollin' - Champion Jack Dupree - 2:57
11 Ball the Wall - Professor Longhair *
12 Tipitina - Professor Longhair 2:39
13 Blue Sender - Vann Piano Man Walls 2:43
14 After Midnight - Vann Piano Man Walls 2:34
15 Roll 'Em Pete - Joe Turner 3:41
16 'Fore Day Rider - Jay McShann 4:08
17 Cherry Red - Jay McShann *
18 My Chile - Jay McShann 4:15
19 Cow Cow Blues - Meade Lux Lewis 3:13
20 Albert's Blues - Meade Lux Lewis 3:02
21 Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis 2:47
22 Ray's Blues - Ray Charles *
23 Low Society - Ray Charles 2:51
24 A Bit of Soul - Ray Charles *
25 Hey Bartender - Floyd Dixon 2:45
26 Floyd's Blues - Floyd Dixon 2:24
27 After Hours Blues - Texas Johnny Brown 3:07
28 Junco Partner - Doctor John 4:27
29 I Don't Know - Willie Mabon 3:36
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all of the LPs we are offering are used. Our grading system for each LP is strictly visual, as we don't have time to listen to each record from beginning to end. Unless otherwise stated, there is usually a small price sticker affixed somewhere on the back cover.
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