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The Songs & the Artists
Piano Blues
1. Jimmy Yancey
How Long Blues - 3:01
(L. Carr)
Jimmy Yancey (piano solo)
Recorded May 4, 1939
Unissued Soul Art recording

2. The Boogie Woogie Boys
Boogie Woogie Prayer, Pt. 1 - 2:22
(A. Ammons/M. Lewis/P. Johnson)
Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis (piano)
Recorded December 30, 1938
Originally Vocalion VO 4606

3. Count Basie And His Orchestra
How Long Blues - 3:00
(L. Carr)
Count Basie (piano, leader); Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Shad Collins (trumpet); Dickie Wells, Dan Minor, Benny Morton (trombone); Earl Warren (alto saxophone); Jack Washington (alto, baritone saxophone); Buddy Tate, Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Freddie Green (guitar); Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones (drums); Jimmy Rushing (vocals)
Arranged by Eddie Durham
Recorded June 24, 1939
Originally Vocalion 5010

4. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
Driftin' Blues - 3:12
(C. Brown/J. Moore/E. Williams)
Charles Brown (piano, vocals); Johnny Moore (guitar); Eddie Williams (bass); Johnny Otis (drums)
Recorded September 11, 1945
Originally Philo 112

5. Fats Domino
The Fat Man - 2:38
(D. Bartholomew/A. Domino)
Fats Domino (piano, vocals); Dave Bartholomew (trumpet); Joe Harris (alto saxophone); Clarence Hall, Herb Hardesty (tenor saxophone); Alvin Tyler (baritone saxophone); Ernest McLean (guitar); Frank Fields (bass); Earl Palmer (drums)
Produced by Dave Bartholomew
Recorded December 10, 1949
Originally Imperial 5058

6. Art Tatum
Tatum Pole Boogie - 2:23
(A. Tatum)
Art Tatum (piano)
Produced by Gene Norman
Recorded 1949
Originally Columbia CS 9655

7. Professor Longhair
Tipitina - 2:40
(R. Byrd)
Professor Longhair (piano, vocals); Lee Allen (tenor saxophone); Red Tyler (baritone saxophone); Edgar Blanchard, Irving Charles (guitar); Frank Fields (bass); Earl Palmer (drums)
Produced by Ahmet Ertegun & Jerry Wexler
Recorded November, 1953
Original release info unknown

8. Ray Charles
What'd I Say, Parts 1 & 2 - 5:07
(R. Charles)
Ray Charles (electric piano, vocals); Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt (trumpet); David Newman (alto, tenor saxophone); Hank Crawford (baritone saxophone); Edgar Willis (bass); Milt Turner (drums); The Raeletts (background vocals)
Produced by Ahmet Ertegun & Jerry Wexler
Recorded February 18, 1959
Originally Atlantic 2031

9. Otis Spann
Good Morning Mr. Blues - 3:19
(O. Spann)
Otis Spann (piano, vocals)
Produced by Karl Emil Knudsen
Recorded Copenhagen, 1961-1962
Originally on Piano Blues, Storyville 168

10. Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach
Backward Country Boy Blues - 6:33
(E.K. Ellington)
Duke Ellington (piano); Charles Mingus (bass); Max Roach (drums)
Produced by Alan Douglas
Recorded September 17, 1962
Originally on Money Jungle, Blue Note 7243 5 38227 2

11. Thelonious Monk
Blue Monk - 6:14
(T. Monk)
Arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson
Thelonious Monk (piano); Conte Candoli, Robert Bryant, Frederick Hill (trumpet); William Beyers, Mike Wimberly (trombone); Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone); Gene Cipriano, Charlie Rouse, Thomas Scott, Ernie Small, Ernie Watts (saxophone); Howard Roberts (guitar); Larry Gales (bass); John Guerin (percussion); Ben Riley (drums)
Produced by Teo Macero
Recorded November 19, 1968
Originally on Thelonious Monk: The Composer, Columbia CK 44297

12. Big Joe Turner & Jay McShann
Piney Brown Blues - 5:00
(J. Turner)
Jay McShann (piano); Big Joe Turner (vocals)
Produced by Bruce Ricker
Recorded 1974
Originally from the film The Last Of The Blue Devils

13. Jay McShann & Dave Brubeck
Mission Ranch Blues
(J. McShann/D. Brubeck)
Dave Brubeck, Jay McShann (piano)
Produced by Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker
Recorded Carmel, California, September 21, 2002
First issue

14. Joe Turner
The Ladder - 2:30
(J. Turner)
Big Joe Turner (piano)
Produced by Hank O'Neal
Recorded February 25, 1975
Originally on King Of Stride

15. Dr. John
Honey Dripper - 3:38
(J. Liggins)
Dr. John (piano)
Produced by Jack Heyrman, Ed Levine
Recorded 1981
Originally on Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack, Clean Cuts, 720

16. Henry Townsend
World Full Of People - 3:59
(H. Townsend)
Henry Townsend (piano, vocals); Ron Edwards (slide guitar); Sho Komiya (bass)
Produced by Chad Kassem
Recorded October 12-13, 1999
Originally on Henry Townsend: My Story, Analogue Production Originals APO2014

17. Dr. John
Big Chief
(J. Gaines)
Dr. John (piano, vocals)
Produced by Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker
Recorded Burbank, July 1, 2003
First issue

18. Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins & Marcia Ball
Carmel Blues
(J. Perkins/M. Ball)
Marcia Ball, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins (piano)
Produced by Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker
Recorded Carmel, California, September 21, 2002
First issue

19. Dave Brubeck
Travelling Blues
(D. Brubeck)
Dave Brubeck (piano)
Produced by Clint Eastwood & Bruce Ricker
Recorded Carmel, California, September 21, 2002
First issue

20. Dr. John, Pete Jolly, Henry Gray
How Long Blues
(L. Carr)
Dr. John (piano, vocals); Pete Jolly, Henry Gray (piano)
Produced by Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker
Recorded Burbank, July 1, 2003
First issue


 

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