Rough Guide To Barrelhouse Blues Vinyl LP New Pre Order 25/01/19
LP 1 1. Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozen - Speckled Red 2. Jimmy Yancey - Slow And Easy Blues - Jimmy Yancey 3. Cripple Clarence Lofton - Strut That Thing - Cripple Clarence Lofton 4. Will Ezell - Heifer Dust - Will Ezell 5. Walter Roland - Watcha Gonna Do? - Walter Roland 6. Skip James - If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road - Skip James 7. Victoria Spivey - Hoodoo Man Blues - Victoria SpiveyLP 2 1. Cow Cow Davenport - Cow Cow Blues 2. Clarence "Pinetop" Smith - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie 3. Meade Lux Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues 4. Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons - Barrelhouse Boogie 5. Montana Taylor - Detroit Rocks 6. Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - Barrelhouse Woman No.2
Named after the rough and ready bars where labourers gathered to drink and dance, barrelhouse was a raucous form of piano blues that got the juke joints swinging. From early pioneers such as Cow Cow Davenport and Speckled Red to the boogie-woogie legends Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons, this collection charts the rise and incredible influence of this good-time blues.