Michael Kaeshammer: No Strings Attatched (2000)
The fantastic solo rendering of Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" is alone worth the price of admission. With the first cut starting rather subdued, then revealing but a glimpse of what is to come, Kaeshammer delivers nearly a full hour of seemingly non-stop finger-drumming, foot-stomping, head-waving fun.
Track Listing: Snow at Lake Simcoe; On A Saturday Night; Kaes Closed; Maple Leaf Rag; Fish this Week, but Next Week Chitlins; West Broadway; Drown in My Own Tears; Nora's Boogie; I Mean You; Boogie Woogie Stomp; On A Rainy Day; Dusty's Blues; Mose; Portly Pear
Personnel: Michael-Piano and Vocals OnSnow at Lake Simcoe: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums; The Braitislava Symphony Orchestra OnOn A Saturday Night: Art Neville-Hammond B3; Kevin Breit-Guitar; George Koller-Bass; Jorn Andersen-Drums; Armando Borg-Congas OnKaes Closed: Guido Basso-Flugelhorn; James Singleton-Bass; Johnny Vidacovich-Drums OnFish This Week...: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums OnWest Broadway: James Singleton-Bass; Johnny Vidacovich-Drums OnDrown in My Own Tears: Eddie Bo-Piano and Vocals; Art Neville-Hammond B3; Christopher Rouse-Backing Vocals OnNora's Boogie: Kevin Breit-Guitar; George Koller-Bass; Jorn Andersen-Drums; Terry Clarke-Drums; Vito Rezza-Drums; Armando Borg-Congas OnI Mean You: Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums OnBoogie Woogie Stomp: Jorn Andersen-Drums; Armando Borg-Percussion and Scufflin; (David) Rockin Dopsie Jr.-Washboard; Anthony "Dopsie" Rubin-Accordion OnOn A Rainy Day: Keving Breit-Guitar; Neil Swainson-Bass; Bob McLaren-Drums; Johnny Vidacovich OnDusty's Blues: Big Joe Duskin-Vocals; Kevin Breit-Dobro; George Koller-Bass; Terry Clarke-Drums OnMose: George Koller-Bass; Terry Clarke-Drums