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Blind John Davis

Blind John Davis, a Blues piano legend on Chicago’s West Side, accompanied many great blues musicians on their records, but released few of his own. Born in 1913, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, his family moved to Chicago in 1916 making that his home since the age of three. He lost his sight at age nine and was playing piano by his early teens. His father ran several speakeasies during the 1920s. As a teenager, he begged to play the piano and to be an entertainer. He learned blues, jazz and boogie woogie from the performers in his father`s establishments, he also became a fixture at the now famous rent parties. Davis formed his first group in 1933, Johnny Lee’s Music Masters, which evolved into Johnny Davis’ Rhythm Boys. This group was widely traveled and by 1940 had acquired quite a reputation and repertoire of material

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Matthias Bublath: Getting Organized

Read "Matthias Bublath: Getting Organized" reviewed by Alan Bryson

At the turn of the decade, German-born pianist Matthias Bublath got organized at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. After a free-wheeling stint in Linz, Austria, his musical education began in earnest, but it was also at Berklee that he took up the Hammond B3 organ. Since then the young pianist has become an ...

My Own Boogie

Label: Past Perfect Silver Line
Released: 2000

Blind John Davis

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Released: 1994

Rockin' Boogie

Label: Past Perfect Silver Line
Released: 0


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