viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2016

PAUL "HUCKLEBUCK " WILLIAMS

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The below photo shows Amos on piano with the Paul Williams Orchestra in the late 40's. Williams is in the center on baritone sax. The same band can be seen playing with Amos in  this great late-40's video : 

            

                                         
            


Composed by Paul Williams

Paul Williams:Alto Sax

Walter Cox:Tenor Sax

John Lawton:Trumpet

T.J. Fowler:Piano

Hank Ivory:Bass

Clarence Stamps:Drums

Recorded in Detroit, MI. Friday, September 5, 1947

Originally issued on the 1947 single (Savoy 659) (78 RPM)

This recording taken from the 1999 CD "Paul Williams:The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 1947-1949" (Spain)


              



            

Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams (July 13, 1915 – September 14, 2002) was an African American jazz and blues saxophonist, bandleader and songwriter. His record, "The Huckle-Buck", recorded in December 1948, was one of the most successful R&B records of the time. In his Honkers and Shouters, Arnold Shaw credits Williams as one of the first to employ the honking tenor sax solo that became the hallmark of rhythm and blues and rock and roll in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Williams was born in Lewisburg, Tennessee, and grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, before moving with his parents to Detroit at the age of 13. He started learning saxophone and played in school bands before forming his own band, Paul Williams and his Kings of Rhythm, with trumpeter Lloyd Henderson, in the mid-1930s, and playing in local clubs. The band split up during World War II, and Williams then joined Clarence Dorsey's band. He toured with the band, then known as the Sensational Six, until 1945 when he left to join another local band, led by King Porter (born James A. Pope, 1916–1983).

Williams became known for his showmanship in Porter's band, and made his first recordings with Porter for the Paradise label in 1947. He attracted the attention of agent and record producer Teddy Reig, and, under Reig's tutelage, formed his own band. Credited as the Paul Williams Sextette, they recorded in Detroit for Savoy Records in September 1947, and "Thirty-Five Thirty" (named for Joe Von Battle's record shop at 3530 Hastings Street) reached #8 on the Billboard R&B chart (then called the "race records" chart) in early 1948. Wiliams followed up its success with three further chart hits released in 1948 – "The Twister" (which according to Joel Whitburn "had a 'rockin' beat" and "laid the foundation for Hank Ballard's 'The Twist'"); "Waxie Maxie"; and "Walkin' Around" – all featuring the honking tenor sax of Wild Bill Moore.

Williams and his band toured nationally, and his concerts became increasingly popular and riotous. Reig claimed that he taught Williams to perform vigorously, "kicking as he played, bending and dipping, getting down on the floor while blowing that saxophone." At a rehearsal for a concert, either in Newark or Baltimore, he heard Lucky Millinder and his band playing a tune, originally known as "D'Natural Blues", that had been written for Millinder by Andy Gibson. The composition was strongly influenced by "Now's the Time", recorded by Charlie Parker for Savoy Records at a 1945 session produced by Reig. Williams began performing Gibson's composition, and at a show in Devon, Pennsylvania, noticed that audience members were performing a new dance, called the Hucklebuck, to it. Williams renamed the tune "The Huckle-Buck", and his recording, made in Detroit in December 1948 with Reig producing, rapidly rose to the top of the R&B chart. It reached the #1 spot in March 1949, staying in that position for 14 weeks, and spending a total of 32 weeks on the chart. It reportedly sold half a million copies, and broke sales records.

"The Huckle-Buck" established Williams' popularity, and he was billed as Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams for the remainder of his career.[5] He had three further R&B chart successes in 1949 – "House Rocker", "He Knows How to Hucklebuck", and "Pop-Corn" – but these failed to match the earlier record's success. However, his band continued to be popular, and played on many of Amos Milburn's recordings. With Tiny Grimes, Williams co-headlined the first Moondog Coronation Ball, promoted by Alan Freed in Cleveland on March 21, 1952, often claimed as the first rock and roll concert, and was the only act to perform before the show was abandoned because of the size of the crowd. He also played on many of the nationwide concert tours organised by Freed.

Williams left Savoy Records in 1952, and recorded for several labels thereafter. Band members during the 1950s included Moore, Noble "Thin Man" Watts, trumpeter Phil Guilbeau, and singers Danny Cobb, Jumpin' Jimmy Brown, Joan Shaw and Connie Allen. He worked in the Atlantic Records house band, backing singers including Ruth Brown, and performed with musicians including Elmore James and Dave "Baby" Cortez. He was musical director for Lloyd Price and James Brown in the early 1960s, and performed with Otis Redding and Tommy Tucker. He worked as a session musician in New York City before setting up a booking agency in 1968. In 1986, he appeared at a Smithsonian symposium on rhythm and blues music at the National Museum of American History, and received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award in 1992.
Williams died in September 2002, in New York, at the age of 87.

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lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2016

CHARLIE " BOOGIE WOOGIE " DAVIS

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Virtually nothing is known about vocalist/pianist Charlie “Boogie Woogie” Davis who cut two dozen sides in L.A. at three sessions in 1947. Davis is a fine big voiced singer who could pound the 88's and was blessed with a swinging combo featuring the outstanding trumpeter Jake Porter. Porter moved to L.A. in 1949 where he performed in the clubs with Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Flether Henderson and others. He was an in-demand session artist working with Saunders King, Lloyd Glenn, Gene Phillips and others. He also cut a handful of sides under his own name in 1948 and 1949.









Returning to the "Jump n Jive (Rare West Coast -45-54) compilation here´s "San Quentin Bait" with Charles Boogie Woogie Davis & His Orchestra. Originally released on Imperial b/w "Rainin´ Blues" (1949). And no mr Boogie Woogie you can´t bring the girl with you to San Quentin...


viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2016

Chase Garrett’s 7th Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp

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Genre: Blues, Boogie Woogie, MusicVenue: Englert Theatre
Ticketing: $45 Zone 1 Golden Circle / $30 Zone 2 Reserved Seating + Fees
Purchase tickets at the Box Office or Online
More Info: Chase Garrett

DESCRIPTION
CHASE GARRETT’S 7TH ANNUAL BLUES & BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO STOMP is back and bigger than ever! Featuring four of the most demanded leaders in blues and boogie woogie piano from around the world today! Prepare to be blown away as Chase Garrett (Iowa City, IA), Barrelhouse Chuck (Chicago, IL), Chris Conz (Uster, Switzerland) and returning favorite Lluís Coloma (Barcelona, Spain) hit the stage alongside internationally acclaimed saxophonist Sax Gordon (Boston, MA) world renowned rockabilly guitarist George Bedard (Ann Arbor, MI) phenomenal percussionist and artistic director of the Bix Festival in Davenport, IA Josh Duffee (Davenport, IA) and legendary local bassist Craig Dove (Cedar Rapids, IA) to bring you the best boogie woogie festival in the midwest!

Featuring 4 international pianists utilizing two pianos and 4 highly acclaimed rhythm section members, this one day festival at The Englert Theatre will become a veritable breeding ground for the high energy showmanship, top quality musicianship and authentic swing, blues and boogie woogie sounds of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. When swing music was at an all time high and America’s popular music was jazz! A time when the likes of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Billie Holiday ruled the airwaves, boogie woogie pianists Meade “Lux” Lewis, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson were busy popularizing boogie woogie everywhere from rent parties in Chicago to Carnegie Hall concerts in New York City and blues pianists such as Champion Jack Dupree, Speckled Red, Memphis Slim and later Otis Spann were performing in barrelhouses and juke joints across the U.S.

CHASE GARRETT (IOWA CITY, IA)
Iowa City native Chase Garrett, voted “Best Local Act” in Iowa City, IA by the Daily Iowan in 2011, began playing piano professionally at age 17 and within a few years was performing at blues and boogie woogie festivals across the U.S. and Europe. Having been heavily influenced by artists such as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Sunnyland Slim and Meade “Lux” Lewis, his style has grown into an infectious and diverse blend of boogie woogie, blues, swing and stride piano that is sure to satisfy any audience. Chase has dedicated himself to the piano not only as a pianist, but also as a piano technician, instructor, event organizer, transcriber and producer. He has brought world class pianists, dancers and musicians to The Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA for his annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp Festival and has taught master classes and piano performance at colleges, blues weeks and swing camps across the U.S. Chase now resides in St. Louis. MO.

More info can be found @ www.chasegarrett.com

LLUIS COLOMA (BARCELONA, SPAIN)
Since the beginning of his career the ambassador of Blues & Boogie Woogie piano in Spain, acclaimed for his innovative vision and amazing energy, has been developing his personal touch in the interpretation of Blues & Boogie Woogie, both in performance and in his own compositions. Lluís has recorded more than 10 CD’s playing solo piano, or with his trio or septet, and has also recorded duets with other piano greats of this genre such as Carl Sonny Leyland, Barrelhouse Chuck, Bob Seeley, Mitch Woods, Mark “Mr B” Braun, and Frank Muschalle. He has also recorded a CD with Sax Gordon, one of the best rhythm and blues saxophonists in the world. Lluís is fully devoted to the promotion of Blues and Boogie Woogie in Spain where he gives master classes and organizes annual events, including the International Campi Qui Boogie www.boogiewoogie.es and Blues & Boogie Reunion in Terrassa www.BluesBoogieSpain.com as well as Nits de Boogie Woogie in Sabadell and Llinars del Vallès.

More info can be found @ www.lluiscoloma.com

CHRIS CONZ (USTER, SWITZERLAND)
Chris began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 11 had dedicating himself to the learning the special jazz style of boogie woogie, which he discovered through Swiss pianist Hamp Ruosch. Chris took lessons from Hamp for a short time during which he became influenced by boogie woogie pianists Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade “Lux” Lewis, Axel Zwingenberger, and Vince Weber. At age 16 Chris met Swiss boogie woogie pianist Silvan Zingg, who is the organizer of the International Boogie Festival held in Lugano, Switzerland and soon after Chris was making appearances as a guest at Zingg’s festival and being invited to perform at international festivals throughout Europe and the U.S. Today Chris performs regularly throughout Europe as a solo pianist as well as with his duo and trio which won the coveted, “Swiss Jazz Award” in 2013. Which is an enormous honor in Switzerland. Chris also hosts, organizes and directs the Annual International Boogie Nights in Uster, Switzerland which is currently in it’s 6th year.

More info can be found @ www.boogiepiano.ch

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK (CHICAGO, IL)
Barrelhouse Chuck first began to play the drums at age 6 in his hometown of Columbus, OH, but would later switch to the piano when his family moved to Gainesville, Florida. It was here that Chuck heard his first Muddy Waters record featuring Otis Spann on piano. He was hooked. Chuck soon after moved to Chicago in 1979 and spent the next 16 years of his life studying with blues piano greats such as Pinetop Perkins, Blind John Davis, Detroit Junior, Little Brother Montgomery and Sunnyland Slim. During the past Three decades Chuck has performed all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and tours Europe regularly. He is a 2010 Grammy Award nominee, a 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Blues Music Award and Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year nominee and in 2014 was awarded the Living Blues Magazine Critics Poll Award for “Most Outstanding Musician.” Through his experiences Barrelhouse Chuck has truly become a living legend himself and it shows in his performances as he draws on his distinguished lineage to create a blues, boogie-woogie and barrelhouse piano style, that places him at the forefront of this celebrated tradition.
More info can be found @ www.barrelhousechuck.com

SAX GORDON (CAMBRIDGE, MA)
No other performer on the scene today brings to life and pushes forward the great tradition of American R&B Sax like Sax Gordon! From an early start in garage bands, church groups, jazz combos and big bands in northern California, Gordon graduated to work and record with Bay-Area Blues giant Johnny Heartsman. After relocating to the East coast, five years and many recordings with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson established Gordon on the international scene. With Luther’s encouragement, Gordon continued to develop his signature style, hard-blowing, exciting, gutsy sax steeped in the traditions of Blues and Soul. Currently Gordon can be found leading his own groups worldwide. The Sax Gordon Band plays rockin’ R&B, Blues and Soul, sometimes with a full horn section, while another group, Sax Gordon & the Little Town Rockers specializes in Jump Blues and Swing. Gordon continues to appear as a special guest with groups all over the globe, conducts clinics at schools and festivals and also works as a sideman, backing both established performers and up-and-coming artists.

More info can be found @ www.saxgordon.com

GEORGE BEDARD (ANN ARBOR, MI) – GUITAR
George Bedard has been a seminal figure on the Michigan roots rock scene for more than 20 years. A member of the Silvertones in the 1970s and Tracy Lee & the Leonards in the 1980s, Bedard has been increasingly attracting the attention that his energetic guitar playing and gutsy vocals deserve as leader of his own band, the Kingpins. Goldmine recently called Bedard “one of the best rockabilly pickers on the planet,” while Record Roundup wrote “Bedard may not become the next trendy thing, but as far as this kind of music, he’s already the next cool thing.” The Kingpins have developed a reputation as one of Michigan’s best bands since their formation in the early ’90s. Their debut album, Upside, was named “Blues Album of the Year” by CD Review in 1992. Upon the album’s release, Guitar Player referred to it as “a brainy composite of blues phrasing and rockabilly bad-boy twang.” Following the release of “Pickin’ Apart the Past” in 2011, Bedard has now released a live blues recording “Further On”.

More info can be found @ www.georgebedard.com

CRAIG DOVE (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) – UPRIGHT BASS
Craig Dove has a long and varied history as a musician. He plays both upright and electric bass, piano, guitar and is also an accomplished vocalist. He has performed extensively throughout the U.S. at jazz clubs, cathedrals and concert halls and at various jazz festivals in the U.K. Most notably the Croydon Jazz Festival in London, England as well as having previously opened for Duke Ellington and Dionne Warwick in the U.S. Craig is also a composer and has recorded several records with a variety of local and national musicians as well as having made several solo recordings. To augment his life as a musician, Craig is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

JOSH DUFFEE (DAVENPORT, IA) – PERCUSSION
Josh Duffee has been a featured musician at jazz festivals all over the world and has toured England and Australia multiple times, while being featured at venues all over the United States, including Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is the leader of many groups in the Quad City area including The Graystone Monarchs, Josh Duffee & His Orchestra, and The Josh Duffee Jazz Quartet. Josh’s influences in drumming include many great musicians such as Chauncey Morehouse, Baby Dodds, Zutty Singleton, Gene Krupa, Chick Webb and Vic Berton. One of his good friends growing up was the great Louie Bellson, who Josh took lessons from when he visited the Quad Cities. Josh’s drumming is full of energy and excitement, but he also knows how to help drive the rhythm section behind the front line. He performs on his vintage Leedy drum kit which helps capture the true swing-era drumming sound. Josh also has a drum studio at his home in Davenport, and enjoys spending his free-time with his wife Crystal, and their 8-year-old son, Chauncey.

More info can be found @ www.joshduffee.com

martes, 6 de septiembre de 2016

BOOGIE WOOGIE: Jay McShann - Milt Buckner - Joe Turner - Sammy Price - Lloyd Glenn - Willie Mabon

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Nell’ordine:
Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Honky Tonk Train Blues
Midnight Boogie
Funky Butt Boogie
I Enjoyed Myself In Pau
Boogie Woogie n. 2

Video : Made by SILVANO MAZELLA 

BLOOMINGTON BOOGIES

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RICKY NYE

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Movie recorded at the annual 5th "Blues and Boogie Reunion" Concert in Terrassa, a town in Spain about 25 km's outside Barcelona.

Ricky Nye (Rick Neiheisel) is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio USA and often plays at many of the big European Festivals.

Of the two songs in the Video, Ricky introduces the first one, "Going to Cincinnati" - thus saving me the need to add anything here.

The second track, "Down the Road a Piece" is a song written in 1940 by Don Raye as a Boogie Woogie for the Will Bradley/Ray McKinley big band. It gained a top 10 hit in the closing months of the year. The song became a standard of Rock and Roll, recorded by at least 96 artists including Amos Milburn, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Foghat, Bruce Springsteen, Manfred Mann and Jerry Lee Lewis, to name but a few.

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Ricky Nye Website : http://www.rickynye.com

Festival Organiser : http://www.lluiscoloma.com



                              RICKY NYE 
                 AT MILANO COCKTAIL BAR BCN !! 




THU 22. RICKY NYE with guitarist/vocalist CHINO SWINGSLIDE @ MILANO COCKTAIL BAR
             (+34 931 12 71 50)  Ronda de la Universitat, 35, 08007 Barcelona, Spain  9:00 PM showtime

FRI. 23. RICKY NYE with guitarist/vocalist CHINO SWINGSLIDE & harmonica player/vocalist VICTOR PUERTAS
             @ MILANO COCKTAIL BAR  (+34 931 12 71 50)  Ronda de la Universitat, 35, 08007 Barcelona, Spain  
              9:00 PM showtime





RICKY NYE (Rick Neiheisel) was born in Cincinnati in 1956, and was bitten by the music bug at the age of five. Ricky began his performing career at age twelve with his family’s band, and upon his return to the area in 1979, his musical journeys on piano, organ & accordion have taken him through jazz, funk, rock & roll (years 1979-1985 with legendary cult faves The Raisins), country, zydeco, New Orleans styles, boogie woogie & blues- knowledge which has landed him on countless recording sessions and as accompanist to renown blues artists. In his twenties and thirties, Ricky established working relationships and friendships with Cincinnati blues icons such as Big Ed Thompson, H-Bomb Ferguson and fellow pianists Big Joe Duskin and Pigmeat Jarrett.

After years of leading RICKY NYE & THE RED HOTS (winners of BEST BLUES BAND in the Cincinnati Enquirer's 2001 CAMMY awards), Ricky now focuses his attention on his trio/quartet RICKY NYE INC. (formerly The Swingin' Mudbugs, the band behind Ricky's 1998 release "Piano Is Fun!" and 2003's "Quick 'N' Dirty") and RICKY NYE &THE PARIS BLUES BAND, based in Paris, France (who have released four CDs: "VIlle du Bois"; "Ricky Nye & The Paris Blues Band"; "Jump Steady" and a compilation titled "OH MAN!").

Ricky is a solid solo performer (winning BEST SOLO ACT in the 2001 & 2002 CAMMY Awards) and also frequently performs in duet settings: with upright bass or drums accompaniment; and with vocalists extraordinaire Bekah Williams, Dottie Warner & Katie Laur. 

Oher local accolades include BEST BLUES/R&B INSTRUMENTALIST in 2002 CAMMYS; BEST BLUES/R&B ARTIST in the 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013 & 2014 CEA Awards held by CityBeat Magazine, and BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN 2012, 2013 & 2014 CITYBEAT MAGAZINE "Best Of Cincinnati" Readers Poll Awards.

Since 1996, Ricky has been a regular performer on the Arches Boogie Stage, part of Cincinnati, OH's Cincy Blues Fest (where he was inducted into the INTERNATIONAL BOOGIE WOOGIE HALL OF FAME in 2013), which put him in association and friendships with some of the finest blues and boogie pianists from around the world, such as Fabrice Eulry (Paris); Lluis Coloma (Barcelona) ; Chris Conz (Switzerland): Joerg Hegemann (Germany); Julien Brunetaud (Paris);  Renaud Patigny (Brussels); Martijn Schok (Netherlands); Eric-Jan Overbeek a.k.a. Mr. Boogie Woogie (Netherlands); Julian Phillips (U.K.); Silvan Zingg (Switzerland); and Jean-Paul Amouroux (Paris), who have all hosted Ricky for their international boogie woogie festivals and touring dates.

And since 1998, Ricky has been the producer of the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT, from which CDs have been released from the years 1999-2010. 

You can also check out this link for a more extended bio by  Mike Breen of CityBeat Magazine



RICKY NYE INC. features Ricky Nye (piano, vocals) along with Paul Ellis (drums): Chris Douglas (upright bass), and special guests Ray Heckman or Brian "Boss" Hogg (tenor sax), playing piano blues and ballads, New Orleans stylings and traditional boogie woogie. The group has experienced great success with the release of their discs "Swingin' Some Blues" (2014); "Quick 'N' Dirty" (2003) and "Piano is Fun!" (1998). This aggregation is adept at either simmering or creating a rollickin' good time!