When Cool Was Hot - The Barrelhouse Boogie Woogie Era

The Barrelhouse Boogie Woogie Era

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Let your backbone slip because we're taking a trip back to when hipsters, flipsters and finger-poppin' daddies knew what hot really was. Hot was the sound booming out of AM radio speakers across the country and that sound was Meade "Lux" Lewis and his partner in cool, excuse me, HOT, Albert Ammons and a host of others rocking their pianos with a right-handed strumming style that was all the rage.

The New Orleans-based Boogie Woogie style took its roots in the barrelhouses and shacks of the Deep South before migrating west into Texas and up the Mississippi on into Chicago - blazing a trail for other genres like the Delta Blues.

This hour is dedicated to the Boogie Woogie maestros of the late 1930s and '40s, the shouters, the noisemakers and the heppest cats in the known universe.

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Here's the boatload of goodies for this episode:

Drumboogie - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade "Lux" Lewis
Piney Brown Blues - Joe Turner & His Fly Cats
Groovin' the Blues - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
Downtown Cafe Boogie - Edmond Hall & His Sextet
Beat Me, Daddy Eight to the Bar - Woody Herman and His Orchestra
The Munson Street Breakdown - Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
In Cow Cow's Footprints - Johnny Parker
South Side Shake - Dan Burley & His Skiffle Boys
Kaycee on my Mind - Pete Johnson
Alley Boogie - Georgia White
Down the Road Apiece - The Will Bradley Trio
It's a Lowdown Dirty Shame - Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five
Preachin' Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
Sweet Georgia Brown - Brother Bones & His Shadows

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