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Speckled Red

Another legendary blues and barrelhouse pianist from the era when the music was being invented and performed by authentic musicians who lived the life they sang and played about. Speckled Red (Rufus Perryman) hailed from Monroe, Louisiana, and was a self taught pianist, who was performing professionally by the time he was in his teens. His brother William Lee Perryman also became a blues pianist, he was known as Piano Red. Drawn to the life of a drifting musician, and after continuous travels, Speckled Red wound up in Detroit in the late 1920’s, then it was on to Memphis where he recorded the sides for Brunswick "Wilkins Street Stomp" and the bawdy hit “The Dirty Dozens,” which would be forever associated with him. He then continued with his itinerant pianist gigs throughout the 1930’s, showing up on some rare Bluebird recordings, eventually settling down in St

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Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz

Read "Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz" reviewed by Chris May

Since its foundation during the European revivalist movement of the early 1950s, Copenhagen-based Storyville Records has grown into a major repository of New Orleans, big band and mainstream recordings. With something approaching 600 releases in its back catalogue, the label is a treasure trove of jazz that swings. Founded in 1952 by Danish jazz ...

The Dirty Dozen No. 1 / The Dirty Dozen No. 2

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Primitive Piano

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