This post brings to the fore the Texas piano blues school, a big amount of piano players generally labelled as "Santa Fe piano blues" because the pioneers of the genre were playing in the juke joints scattered along the railway stations of the ATSF (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe), a line that starting in Kansas brought travellers and goods to Santa Fe in New Mexico through Texas.
the pioneer of this style is the enigmatic Andy
Boy (probably Anthony Boyd), born in
Earl Gilliam was born at
Connie Mack Booker is the pianist of
dozens of sessions throughout the years behind a big amount of artists (B.B.
King, Jr Parker, Blues Boy Jones, Johnny Copeland etc...) he has not been very
well documented. Born on 2 May 1931 at
A lot of thanks to Tom Thumb and Jose Yraberra for their help, sharing some of the rarest tracks on this collection.
ANDY BOY, vcl/pno.
01. Evil blues
02. House raid blues
03. Too late blues
05. Out o'line blues
06. Lonesome with the blues
07. Jive blues
08. Yellow gal blues
EARL GILLIAM, vcl/pno;
Lucian Davis, a-sax; Gene Burke, t-sax; Russell Willis, g; Donald Cooks, bs;
Leo Hopkins, dms.
09. Don't make me late baby
10. Nobody's blues
11. Wrong doing woman
12. Petite baby
13. Just you and I
Earl Gilliam, vcl/pno;
14. Funky twist
15. Going back home
CONNIE MACK BOOKER, pno; Eddie Green, dms; L.C. Williams, vcl. Houston, Tx. june 1949
16. Shout baby boogie
17. Rich women blues
Connie Mack Booker, vcl/pno; Goree Carter, g; band. Houston, Tx. 1949
19. You're trying to bring me down
20. Rich woman blues
21. My baby left me
Connie Mack Booker, vcl/pno; Henry Hayes, a-sax; Ed Wiley, t-sax; Goree Carter, g; Donald Cooks, bs; Ben Turner, dms. Houston, Tx. 1950
22. Trouble making woman
Connie Mack Booker, vcl/pno; Cal Green, g; band. Houston, Tx. 8 december 1953
24. Love me pretty baby
25. All alone
26. Freight train rollings
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OK? And thanks for the feedback
Another Great Share For Us To Enjoy. Big Thanks!RépondreSupprimer
Very nice! Thanks!RépondreSupprimer
Thanks Gerard for many very old and rare tracks on this collection.RépondreSupprimer
Hi there ! What a great compilation. Any chance to re-up the old ones?RépondreSupprimer
Really nice, Gerard. Many thanks.RépondreSupprimer
Thanks, Gerard, for gathering the work of these very fine artists.RépondreSupprimer
Thank you not only for the music, but the biographical and session information on these all but forgotten artists.RépondreSupprimer
Thank you Gerard!RépondreSupprimer
So nice, thx for it;)RépondreSupprimer
Body Heartache (1949) was issued on a digital album called "Suicide Blues", which is available on YouTube Music.RépondreSupprimer
I'll soon be travelling & I Want To Tell You I Love You were also released by Mainstream Records digitally - both are available on YouTube Music.RépondreSupprimer
Monsieur Hertzhaft, Bonjour! I have only recently found your incredible music site, from another site. I also googled your name - I hope you don't mind! - you Sir are a remarkable gentleman. I know I shall derive great pleasure from the wonderful links to beautiful blues etc. music you have so kindly provided. Je suis Anglais mais je parles Francais un ( petit!) peu. Ma femme, Veronique est Francaise. Au moment nous habitons a Melbourne, Australie. Mais sur le 4th. de Mai,RépondreSupprimer
nous voyageons a Toulon, Sud de France. A habiter la pour EVER! Merci encore. Trevor. P.S. Please excuse my no doubt errors in French!
Bonjour Monsieur Hertzhaft,RépondreSupprimer
I onlyfound your incredible music site yesterday, via another music site. I hope you don't mind but I also decided to google your name! You sir, are a remarkable man. I know I shall find great enjoyment from downloading some music that you have kindly and generously uploaded. Je suis Anglais et je parles Francais
un ( petit!) peu. Ma femme, Veronique, est Francaise. Au moment, nous habitons a Melbourne, Australia. Mais le 4 de Mai nous rentrons par avion a Toulon. Pour EVER! Trevor.
P.S. Excuse my French errors!
Excuse duplication but I didn't think my first comment was sent.RépondreSupprimer
Thanks as always Gerard!RépondreSupprimer
Gérard thank you for another volume of this beautiful series. A lot of tracks I have never seen nor heard.RépondreSupprimer
Many thanks for another great compilation in the Texas Blues series!RépondreSupprimer