lunes, 13 de noviembre de 2017


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 Una gentileza de Chase Garret 

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A kindness from Chase Garret

miércoles, 8 de noviembre de 2017


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Frederick Charles Slack (August 7, 1910 – August 10, 1965) was an American swing and boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader.

Slack was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He learned to play drums as a boy. Later he took up the xylophone, and at the age of 13 he changed to the piano. He studied with a local teacher throughout high school. At the age of 17 he moved with his parents to Chicago, where he continued his musical training. He met Rosy McHargue, a well-known clarinetist, who took him to hear many leading musicians, including Bix Beiderbecke and Earl Hines. His first job was with Johnny Tobin at the Beach View Gardens. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he worked with Henry Halstead, Earl Burtnett and Lennie Hayton, before joining Ben Pollack in 1934.

He played with the Jimmy Dorsey Band in the 1930s and was a charter member of the Will Bradley Orchestra when it formed in 1939. Known to bandmates as "Daddy Slack," he played the piano solo on Bradley's recording of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar", one of the early white boogie-woogie hits and a classic of the Big Band era.

He formed his own band in 1942 and signed with the newly founded Capitol Records. He recorded three songs at his third recording session for Capitol, on May 21, 1942. His recording of "Cow Cow Boogie," sung by the 17-year-old Ella Mae Morse, was the second record Capitol issued on July 1, and by July 25 it had reached number 1 on the Hit Parade. It was Capitol's first gold single.

T-Bone Walker was a member of Slack's band from 1942 to 1944 and Slack later accompanied Walker on his first solo recording for Capitol, "Mean Old World".[2] This band also had a hit with "Strange Cargo."

Slack continued to record with Capitol until at least 1950, recording some 80 tracks for the label.

Slack also recorded as an accompanist for Big Joe Turner, Johnny Mercer, Margaret Whiting and Lisa Morrow.

In the original version of the song "Down the Road a Piece", recorded in 1940 by the Will Bradley Orchestra, Slack is mentioned in the lyrics:

If you wanna' hear some boogie then I know the place
It's just an old piano and a knocked-out bass.

The drummer-man's a guy they call 8-beat Mack
You remember Doc and old "Beat Me Daddy" Slack.

Man it's better than chicken fried in bacon grease
Come along with me boy, it's just down the road a piece.

"Eight Beat Mack" refers to drummer Ray McKinley, and "Doc" refers to the band's bass player, Doc Goldberg.

His 1955 album Boogie Woogie on the 88 featured a horn section including jazz musicians Shorty Sherock and Herbie Harper among others, and with arrangements by Benny Carter.

He also co-wrote the 1945 classic "The House of Blue Lights" first recorded with singer Ella Mae Morse, and later by Chuck Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis.

On August 10th, 3 days before his 56th birthday, Slack was found dead in his bedroom from undetirmined causes.

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sábado, 4 de noviembre de 2017


David Giorcelli – Rambling With My Boogie - xarli34


10 Añitos de nada ya tiene este disco ! 

David Giorcelli Trio
"Rambling with my boogie"
Amphora Records 2007

Lo puedes oir entero en SPOTIFY !! ................... 

jueves, 2 de noviembre de 2017


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Ja tenim a punt la nostra trobada anual de pianistes a la Nova Jazz Cava. Us presentem el cartell de la nova edició de la BLUES & BOOGIE REUNION - Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Meeting in Terrassa 2018 .

miércoles, 25 de octubre de 2017


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Joja Wendt plays concerts all over the world. His shows are striking in the sense of virtuosity and diversity combined with an outstanding way of entertaining his audience. Every of his compositions and adaptions has an own story or point which he translates with his own style into music. Joja Wendt pushes a piano concert up to best entertainment for everybody, no matter what age or what preference of music.

Joja Wendt has achieved what only few musicians had the privilege to experience: His name represents a synonym for the instrument he has grown with. Joja Wendt is the pianist. Not only inside his home country, but reaching far beyond. His concert tours led him from South Africa to Singapore, China and Russia and even to the stages of New York City’s Carnegie Hall and other legendary stages. Joja Wendt has travelled the world with piano music – which is remarkable in itself. However, it is unique that he has achieved his success not only with a brilliant technique, virtuous interpretation and as a charismatic entertainer, but with his very own music.

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lunes, 9 de octubre de 2017


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Dana Gillespie (nacida Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein Gillespie el 30 de marzo de 1949, en Woking, Surrey) es una actriz inglesa, cantante y compositora.1​2​3​

Gillespie ha grabado más de 45 álbumes y aparecido en musicales (Jesucristo Superstar) y varias películas. Su producción musical ha progresado desde el pop y folk en los inicios de su carrera al rock y el blues.

Graba inicialmente en el género folk en los 60. Algunos de sus registros como adolescente cayeron en la categoría del pop, como su single de 1965 "Gracias Chico", escrito por John Carter y Ken Lewis y producido por Jimmy Page.4​ Después de actuar apoyando vocales en la pista "It Aint't Easy" del álbum de David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, graba un álbum producido por Bowie y Mick Ronson, en 1973, Weren't Born a Man.5​2​ Los registros siguientes fueron de blues, apareciendo con la Londres Blues Band. Destaca por ser la María Magdalena original en la primera producción en Londres de la obra de Andrew Lloyd Webber Jesucristo Superstar, en el Teatro Palace, en 1972.2​ También apareció en el álbum original de Londres de la obra. Durante los 80 Gillespie fue miembro del grupo austríaco Mojo Blues Band.

Es seguidora del gurú espiritual indio Sri Sathya Sai Baba.Actuó en su Indian ashram en varias ocasiones y también grabó trece álbumes en sánscrito.

Gillespie es la organizadora del festival anual de Blues en el Basil's Bar en Mustique en el Caribe, durante quince días al final del enero y el festival ya está en su decimoctavo año.​ La banda de la casa es la Londres Blues Band, la cual consta de Dino Baptiste (piano), Jake Zaitz (guitarra), Mike Paice (saxo), Jeff Walker (bajo) y Evan Jenkins (batería) pero hay también otras actuaciones. En 2005, Mick Jagger apareció como invitado y cantó canciones como: "Honky Tonk Women", "Dust My Broom" y "Goin' Down" y también otros muchos artistas de blues han aparecido allí a través de los años, como Big Joe Louis, Joe Louis Walker, Billy Branch, Shemekia Copeland, Ronnie Wood, Donald Fagen, Rolf Harris, Ian Siegal, Larry Garner, Eugene Bridges, Big Jay McNeeley, Earl Green y Zach Prather.

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"I believe the blues should be sung by an older person because it's about emotions and experience. I couldn't do 
justice to it when I was younger because my voice didn't have the edge it needed to convey the emotion, nor did I 
have the first hand experience to sing about blue themes convincingly."

But after 45 years in music and over 60 albums Dana Gillespie is well qualified to sing the blues. A career that combined radio, theatre, film and sport (she was once British junior water-skiing champion) with music, Dana has been in the public eye since recording her first album at the age of 15. Her music has evolved from folk in the 60s through 70s Bowie-esque glam-rock to the raunchy in-your-face blues she performs today.

Dana Gillespie has been dedicated to the blues from an early age: "I discovered the blues when I went to the American Folk Blues Festival in 1962 and also to see the Yardbirds at the Marquee Club. I was in my early teens and hadn't heard anything like it before - blues wasn't easily available in the UK back then". Bessie Smith especially inspired her because of her combination of sly, funny and bawdy lyrics. "Blues was my first musical love because it's earthy, spiritual and honest."

In 1964 she recorded for Pye, with Donovan on guitar and became a regular on the folk circuit. She recalls: "[at that age] I was doing folk because I couldn't afford a band and I hadn't found my musical niche".In those early years Dana got to know many of the top bands and people in the music business. Most shared her love of blues, and played their own version of it. Bob Dylan who was an old friend of Dana from the 60s
  showed interest in her music in 1997, when he invited her to support him on his UK tour, which included a   sell-out show at Wembley. After a swathe of singles on Pye and two LPs for Decca, she moved to RCA and   made WEREN'T BORN A MAN in 1973, some titles being produced by David Bowie, whose management,   Mainman, also took care of her career.  

  While her career in music was simmering away, she became better known for her appearances in London's   West End theatres, in shows such as the first run of Jesus Christ Superstar (playing Mary Magdalene), The   Who's "Tommy" (playing the Acid Queen) and the rock Othello, "Catch My Soul". She also appeared with   Dudley Moore in the film version of "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" and starred in Ken Russell's "Mahler"   among other movies.
Her second RCA LP, AIN'T GONNA PLAY NO SECOND FIDDLE was just beginning to take off when her management company decided she should move to the USA, where she played and toured extensively for two years. Dana hosted a radio blues show in New York at the same time, which gave her the opportunity to learn more about the roots of the music. She has continued her interest in radio in Austria where she recently completed a 11-year stint hosting a weekly, international world music show on Blue Danube Radio called 
"Globe Trotting With Gillespie".
 In the 80s, Dana toured Europe several times with the "Stars Of Boogie Woogie" tour,  singing either with the Mojo Blues Band or with Axel Zwingenberger. Her time with the  Mojo Blues Band, a purist outfit that backed all the American blues musicians visiting  Europe, lasted three years. "I lived, slept and breathed blues, because that was all they did.  It was a great experience." She also developed her interest in Indian and Arabic music,  recording the single "Move Your Body Close To Me", an Indian-influenced song with  synthesiser backing. It shot to #1 in Europe.

Dana has already released six blues albums through Ace. BLUE JOB, was recorded in 1982, a collection of blues songs with a humorous risqué twist. The second LP, BELOW THE BELT drew on the same source, and was produced by Mike Vernon (who also produced Dana's Pye album in the 60s, BOX OF SURPRISES). The third LP, SWEET MEAT concentrated on "fat" and "thin" numbers - another raunchy set of songs. The combined three LPs are now available on two CDs BLUES IT UP and HOT STUFF. Her release STAYING POWER, displays an empathy with the blues which can be traced back to her first exposure to the art form in the early 1960s. Her latest CD on Ace is recorded and called 'Live with the London Blues Band'.

In 2002 Dana was invited to take her road band, The London Blues Band, on the first ever major tour by a western band of India. She filled stadiums from Mumbai to Calcutta and yet again demonstrated her infalible ability to take her music to a seemingly unlikely audience. Her songwriting is without doubt a major asset. Bob Dylan has said how much he likes her songs... her self penned catalogue is phenomenal and sets her apart as a truly unique talent.
India has always played a major part in Dana's life and she recorded 3 albums in Sanskrit, under the pseudonym THIRD MAN before reverting to Dana Gillespie. Her touring schedule has been consistently packed, taking her to all the European blues festivals. In recognition of her talent, she was voted 'Top British Female Blues Vocalist' by the British Blues Connection and Blueprint Magazine between 1992 and 1996 and has now been elevated into their Hall Of Fame.

 In the last week of January, for over 15 years, the Caribbean Island of MUSTIQUE has been the destination  for a charity blues festival, founded and organised by Dana and Basil Charles. The festival started as a small  event but as Mustique has grown in popularity, as a tourist destination and as a playground for the wealthy,  so has the festival. The funds collected are used to pay for scholarships for children's schooling in the  neighbouring island of St. Vincent. Dana maintains that the event will continue to be a free festival, raising  money through the sale of the Mustique Blues Festival LIVE CD produced every year. Blues musicians from all  over the world, such as Big Jay McNeeley, Larry Garner, Joe Louis Walker, Mick Jagger and Ian Siegal.

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viernes, 8 de septiembre de 2017


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Born in San Sebastian (1979). Paul has a bachelor's degree in Jazz piano, and his great passion has been Blues, ever since he began with the classical piano at the age of twelve. His first contact with Blues was through the groups of Rhythm & British Blues of the 60s. Playing live since the age of 15, he is currently immersed in the tradition of the Blues piano styles, such as Stride or Boogie Woogie. In 2011, his first solo work, "Tracks", on piano and voice, on the label. Gaztelupeko Hotsak Recording, came to light. Standing out among his influences are, among others, Alan Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Dr John, Professor Longhair and James Booker. 
Along with his group, Stay Blues, he has taken part in various Blues festivals and participated, for five consecutive years, in the Jazz festival in San Sebastian. In the summer of 2007, the band released their first album/CD.

Over the course of his already wide-ranging career, Paul San Martin has collaborated with artists of great relevance, among whom are the likes of, Nico Wayne Toussaint, Otis Grand, Lluís Coloma, James Armstrong, Ñaco Goñi, Slam Allen, Sax Gordon, Chris Ruest and the legendary Blues legend, Billy Boy Arnold. In 2013, Paul, once again, recorded, his latest work on piano and voice, "Paul's mood", a new pianistic venture into the different styles of the Blues but this time on the Gaztelupeko Hotsak recording Company/label.

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Carl Sonny Leyland & Lluis Coloma & Paul San Martin

Lloc: Auditori BARRADAS - L´Hospitalet de Llobregat 

Rambla Just Oliveras, 56. CP: 08901
Telèfon:  93 337 79 62


02/12/2017 20:00 

Preus: 15,00 €

La trobada anual de Boogie Woogie Jubilée és un concert impossible de
repetir, on tres músics virtuosos comparteixen un escenari amb dos pianos,
sorprenent al públic amb improvisacions i un llenguatge musical únic.
Carl Sonny Leyland. Tant sigui a piano sol o amb el seu trio, la forma de
tocar d’en Leyland presenta una infecciosa espontaneïtat, incorporant
moltes sorpreses a qui l’escolta. Tot i que posseeix el vocabulari
necessari per fer tributs als grans músics antics, ell refusa limitar-se a
imitar-los i prefereix deixar a cada actuació la oportunitat de dir alguna
cosa nova.
Lluís Coloma. Considerat un mestre d’aquests gèneres i guardonat amb
els premis Músic de l’any 2003 i Artista BluesCat 2006, Lluís és convidat
habitualment als festivals de Blues & Boogie Woogie de tota Europa, on
destaca pel seu virtuosisme i originalitat
Paul San Martin. La seva gran passió és el blues des de que començà
amb el piano clàssic als dotze anys. El seu primer contacte amb el blues
va ser a través dels grups de rhythm & blues britànics dels 60. Porta a
sobre dels escenaris des dels 15 anys i actualment es troba submergit
en la tradició pianística del blues, estils com l’stride o el boogie woogie.


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Silvan Zingg and Ladyva (Vanessa Gnägi) present their joint 4-handed Boogie Woogie Piano program. The new album comes out on 22nd April 2017. It's called "BELOVED BOOGIE WOOGIE". It contains all 4-handed pieces, from classics to originals.
Last year in summer, the unique Swiss piano duo between the Ticino Boogie Woogie icon Silvan Zingg and the charming Bernese woman Ladyva was created. The good feeling between both artists on stage is transferred to the audience with joy and happiness.
The musicians were able to celebrate successful performances at festivals in the recent months: e.g. in Spain (Terrassa Boogie & Blues Reunion), France (Marcq-en-Barœul) and Switzerland (Boogie Night Chur).
Their charming interplay is precise, performed with virtuosity and playfulness. The features are harmonically reworked riffs, imaginative improvisations and rousing rhythmic bass riffs.
The next concert of Silvan Zingg and Ladyva will be at the International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano. Already for the 16th time, Zingg invites world-class pianists and world-champion Boogie Woogie dancers in Lugano. The program offers more than 24 hours of live-music and dance on three days (21st to 23rd April). The opening will be on Friday with the Gala Dinner at Hotel Eden in Paradiso. Afterwards on Saturday there will be dance classes and piano master-classes. In the evening, the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano will be brought to a boil. The finale will take place on the Lago di Lugano with live-music, a great brunch and a stunning view of the surroundings.
Tel. 076 533 55 00


MARC RUIZ , Drums 
MANOLO GERMAN , Double Bass. 

Data de publicació: 25 de gen. 2017

Silvan Zingg & Ladyva playing Silvan's Stomp at XIII Blues & Boogie Reunion organized by Lluís Coloma at Nova Jazz Cava in Terrassa on 6th January 2017.


domingo, 18 de junio de 2017


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Geert Van Bon (Netherlands)
Gert Van BonnComing from a house filled with the music of the great boogie woogie and rock 'n roll pianists, Geert caught the boogie bug during a house concert by Dutch master Rob Agerbeek. A "few" years later his influences range from Ammons to Zwingenberger and from Jerry Lee Lewis to some of the Disney evergreens. He has performed at several house concerts in the Netherlands and made a couple of guest appearances while visiting the United States. Geert made his UK debut at last years' UK boogie woogie festival. You can catch Geert at the Swan Inn, playing two sets on Friday, together with a further appearance at the same venue on Saturday morning.


Recording made on Saturday, the 2nd of July 2016 during the 12th UK Boogie Woogie Festival in Sturminster Newton at The Exchange.

The Band: Geert van Bon piano; Julian Phillips accordion; Brett Nevill bass; Howard Meyrick sax; Mal Barclay guitar; Rob Pokorny drums


viernes, 16 de junio de 2017


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Edgar Junius Hayes (May 23, 1902 – June 28, 1979)was an American jazz pianist and bandleader.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Hayes attended Wilberforce University, where he graduated with a degree in music in the early 1920s. In 1922 he toured with Fess Williams, and formed his own group, the Blue Grass Buddies, in Ohio in 1924. In 1925 he played with Lois Deppe, and later in the decade led the groups Eight Black Pirates and the Symphonic Harmonists.

From 1931 to 1936 Hayes played in and arranged for the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. From 1937 to 1941 Hayes again led his own orchestra; Kenny Clarke was among his sidemen. His most popular recording was a version of the song "Stardust" and the original recording of In the Mood which was later covered by Glenn Miller, both songs were recorded in 1938. He moved to California in 1942, and led a quartet there for most of the decade. Following this he played solo, continuing to perform live into the 1970s. Hayes recorded under his own name in 1937-38, 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1960. He died in San Bernardino, California, in 1979.

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domingo, 4 de junio de 2017


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    ANN RABSON era cantante, guitarrista y pianista perteneció al trío SAFFIRE con el cual grabó un Cd. que tuvo una repercusión notable,si bien ella se dedicó casi por completo al Blues., el Boogie Woogie también entraba dentro de sus planes como podéis ver en los videos que os hemos preparado , hoy dedicamos el IT'S A BOOGIE WOOGIE TIME de los domingos por la tarde a su memoria, fué una mujer muy vitalista , como podéis ver en la foto que hasta el último momento demostró sus ganas de vivir , cantar y tocar la música que le gustaba. 

Leemos en la Wikipedia : 

Ann Rabson (12 de abril de 1945 - 30 de enero de 2013)1 2 fue una cantante de blues, pianista y guitarrista estadounidense. Ella reprodujo múscia como solista, y firmó con Alligator Records, y fue miembro de Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, una banda de blues acústico que se separó amistosamente en 2009.

Nació en Nueva York en 1945, Rabson reprodujo y cantó el blues profesionalmente desde 1962. También actuó como solista y con diversas otras bandas. Al igual que sus contemporáneos Rory Block y Bonnie Raitt, Rabson fue clasificada como una importante mujer del blues moderno que ha traído un crossover enormemente atractivo al género.1 Ella había sido nominada ocho veces para un Blues Music Award (antiguamente WC Handy Award) como Artista de Blues Tradicional Femenina del Año.3 Su primer álbum en solitario, Music Makin' Mama, fue nominado como Álbum del Año, tanto en las categorías de blues tradicional y blues acústico, y su composición "Elevator Man" fue nominada como Canción del Año.

Rabson murió el 30 de enero de 2013, en Fredericksburg, Virginia, después de una larga batalla contra el cáncer. Ella tenía 67 años.

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miércoles, 31 de mayo de 2017


foto de Festival International de Boogie Woogie de LaRoquebrou.

10 agost – 13 agost
10 agost (10:00) - 13 agost (20:00)

Festival International de Boogie Woogie de LaRoquebrou
Rue de la Trémolière, 15150 Laroquebrou

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jueves, 25 de mayo de 2017


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El 8 Septiembre será un honor tocar en la segunda edición del Boogie Woogie Blues Festival en Stockerau Austria, muy cerca de Viena, compartiendo cartel con los maestros Axel Zwingenberger, Martin Pyrker y la legendaria banda austríaca Mojo Blues Band entre otros. Very special event!!

domingo, 21 de mayo de 2017


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    Avui dediquem el BOOGIE WOOGIE TIME dels diumenges a la tarda al gran pianista suec CHARLES NORMAN., un innovador dins del génere sens dubte., dedicat a Jordi Monguillot Ventura  pianista de Boogie Woogie  in memoriam .   (1-6-26/2-5-17 ) 


Karl-Erik Albert "Charlie" Norman also known as Charles (4 October 1920 – 12 August 2005) was a Swedish musician and entertainer. Norman is regarded as Sweden's leading boogie-woogie piano player in the 1940s, but also an accomplished all-round pianist. He collaborated with other artists such as Alice Babs and Sickan Carlsson. He wrote scores for a number of films and also starred as an actor in several. His boogie-woogie version of Edvard Grieg's Anitra's Dance earned him some notoriety in Norway.
Born in Ludvika in central Sweden,Norman became interested in music at an early age and played the trumpet in his school orchestra. At the time, he was also studying the piano. Norman's parents did not want him to take up a career as a musician without first learning, what they considered, a more a proper trade. To please his parents, he began work as a lathe operator at ASEA.In his spare time he started a dance orchestra where he played the piano. His dance orchestra entered an competition in Borlänge in 1937. Norman's prowess as a pianist was recognized and he was invited to join the Sven Fors Orchestra.

Norman got his first professional job as a musician in the summer of 1937, with the Sven Fors Orchestra at the Societetsrestaurangen ("High Society Restaurant") in Varberg. He made his radio debut in 1938. After that, he worked with orchestra leaders such as Håkan von Eichwald and Seymour Österwall. In 1942, Norman contracted tuberculosis and had to be hospitalized for an extended period of time. While in hospital, Norman began to write arrangements for recording sessions and also prepared a correspondence course in arrangement for dance orchestras.

In 1949, he married Dagny Knutsson.They had a son Lennie and a daughter Lena.

At the beginning of 1940, Norman was already a skilled boogie woogie pianist and this musical genre became the most popular of his compositions and it also became his signature.The boogie woogie style he played in was a success when his first record, Charlies Boogie, was released in 1941.

When Norman re-arranged Edvard Grieg's classical "Anitras Dance" and renamed it "Anitras Dance Boogie" in 1949, it resulted in a major controversy. The Grieg Foundation in Norway were outraged and said that the performance "violated Grieg's artistic copyright" and his record company, Metronome, was forced to withdraw the remaining copies. By then the record had already sold in excess of 10,000 copies and the "Anitras Dance Boogie" became one of the most requested pieces in Norman's repertoire.

Charlie Norman at the piano with Alice Babs and guitarist Roffe Berg in Sikforsen, 19 August 1954.
During the 1940s, Norman made several appearances abroad, including his television debut in Paris in 1947, on a program that also featured the legendary Édith Piaf. In 1949, Norman put together an orchestra to entertain US military personnel at the officer's club in Frankfurt. Starting in 1950, Norman reached a larger audience through his radio shows. He hosted the radio series the Nattugglan (The Night Owl)  followed by The Charlie Norman Show and Charlie In School. In 1951, Norman formed a trio with Rolf Berg and Hasse Burman that toured and performed at a number of venues.

Norman made many recordings with Swedish singer Alice Babs and one of these resulted in Sweden's first gold record. His collaboration with Babs became successful and lasted for years.[5] In 1990, Norman successfully persuaded her to make a comeback after her lengthy retirement to Spain. Norman was one of the artists in the popular radio program Dagens Revy (Today's Revue) along with Gösta Bernhard, Sickan Carlsson and Stig Järrel. In television, Norman contributed to children's programs and the family program Small Town. He wrote many film scores, for both short films and full-length features such as The Pot Travel, You've made your bed... and Dangerous Freedom. He also wrote the score for the American television series, Foreign Intrigue of which 50 episodes were shown in Sweden.

In addition to being a skilled pianist, Norman also had an excellent sense of humour and he has often been compared to Victor Borge. He wrote most of the material he used in shows. During the 1970s and 1980s Norman teamed up with his son, comedian Lennie Norman and Ronnie Gardiner for ten winter seasons on the Canary Islands where they entertained Swedish tourists. Norman also appeared in restaurant shows at the Berns and Bacchi Wapen restaurants in Stockholm, the restaurant Trädgårn in Gothenburg and Kronprinsen in Malmö. In the 1990s, Norman often played with Robert Wells, a great admirer of Norman's.

Norman died on 12 August 2005, in Danderyd, Sweden from skeletal cancer.


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miércoles, 17 de mayo de 2017


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Merrill Everett Moore (26 September 1923 – 14 June 2000) was an American swing and boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader whose style influenced rockabilly music during the 1950s.

He was born in Algona, Iowa, and learned piano as a child. By the age of 12 he was performing occasionally on a Des Moines radio station. After leaving school he joined the Chuck Hall Band, which played in local ballrooms, before serving in the US Navy during World War II. He then married, and moved with his wife to Tucson, Arizona and then San Diego, where he worked as a clothes salesman and performed in clubs, often with guitarist Arkie Geurin. He became a full-time musician in 1950, and formed his own band, the Saddle, Rock and Rhythm Boys, who played boogie-woogie and Western swing at the Buckaroo Club. He signed with Capitol Records in 1952 and recorded a string of singles, the most successful of which was a version of "The House of Blue Lights" in 1953. Ken Nelson of Capitol Records invited him to take part in a national tour, but Jimmy Kennedy, the owner of the Buckaroo Club, refused to allow Moore to break his contract to take part.[1][2][3]


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According to Steve Huey of Allmusic, Moore's "unique style fused Western swing, boogie-woogie, and early R&B in a melting pot that many critics felt was a distinct influence on rockabilly, especially Jerry Lee Lewis."[1] His music was later highly regarded by rockabilly fans, especially in Europe, although Moore himself said:[3] "We didn't have the idea we were pioneering anything. We were just trying to make a living.... Rock and roll to me was a completely different sound. The rhythm section was incomplete, it was too hard, and it didn't swing...."


Moore continued to record for Capitol in the 1950s, but in 1955 walked out on his contract with Kennedy and moved to Los Angeles. There, he became a regular, along with Tennessee Ernie Ford, on Cliffie Stone's radio program Hometown Jamboree, and also worked as a session pianist for Capitol, appearing on records by Tommy Sands, Johnny Cash, Faron Young, Kay Starr and others. In 1962 he moved back to San Diego, and returned to playing hotels and clubs.[1][2]

He died from cancer in 2000, at the age of 76.


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Artist Biography by Steve Huey in allmusic ! 
Pianist Merrill Moore's unique style fused Western swing, boogie-woogie, and early R&B in a melting pot that many critics felt was a distinct influence on rockabilly, especially Jerry Lee Lewis. Born in Algona, IA, in 1923, Moore began playing the piano at age seven and by 12 was performing on a Des Moines radio station. After high school, he played in a band on the Midwestern ballroom circuit, taking a break to serve in the Navy during World War II. Afterwards, he married his high-school sweetheart and moved to San Diego, where he started playing the club circuit. He got a regular gig with local club kingpin Jimmy Kennedy and put together the Saddle, Rock & Rhythm Boys as his backing band in 1950. Kennedy helped get Moore a record deal with Capitol in 1952, and that year he released his first single, "Big Bug Boogie." 1953's "House of Blue Lights" became a national hit, but Kennedy refused to allow the band to tour or promote the record: He'd signed them to a seven-year deal to play six nights a week and had only gotten them the record contract to increase their local drawing power. Moore continued to record occasional boogies and novelty tunes for Capitol, issuing an extremely rare self-titled EP in 1955. That same year, he walked out on his contract with Kennedy and moved to Los Angeles.

Moore performed regularly on Cliffie Stone's music program Hometown Jamboree and also worked as a session pianist, appearing on records by the likes of Tommy Sands ("Teenage Crush"), Johnny Cash, Faron Young, Hank Thompson, Sonny James, and Kay Starr, among others. He recorded only one more session for Capitol, a selection of instrumentals that wasn't released until 1990 by Bear Family. Moore returned to San Diego in 1962, taking up residency in a hotel lounge. He worked clubs and similar venues for the next couple of decades, sometimes venturing into Nevada and Arizona. A car accident in 1986 put him on hiatus for a few years, but Moore spent most of the '90s playing regularly at Mr. A's in San Diego, leaving in 1998. He lost a battle with cancer on June 14, 200

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domingo, 14 de mayo de 2017

FATS WALLER to J.M.V. in Memoriam ..............

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      Avui fá 12 díes que ja no está aquí, vostè no sabía que cada diumenge recordaba des 
d´aquest modest blog inspirat en vosté mateix i el seu ídol FATS WALLER , les tardes de Boogie Woogie que després de dinar a la nostra modestísima vivenda , alló de café copa , puro i una estoneta de piano, quasi sempre eren les mateixes peçes , pero tant se val........ era com u ritual que mai no podia faltar. Després d´estar més de 23 díes greument malalt a l ´Hospital, sense perdre el seu sentit de l ´humor fins quasibé el darrer instant, retro un petit pero sentit homenatge , enriquit per la seva lliço de vida que ens va donar sobre tot en els darrers temps mai un gest torçat , mai una mala cara i sempre unes mostres d´agraïment que sincerament a mi em valen per a tota una vida de moments viscuts, de bons i molts de dolents també perqué no dir-ho , malgrat tot el meu respecte i entomo la seva darrera lliço com a estímul per continuar sense vosté físicament peró sempre amb el seu record viu . Fins aviat , com podrá veure li poso unes quantes peçes del FATS WALLER amb imatges incloses per tal de completar aquest record d´avui , diumenge a la tarda a la hora de sempre mes o menys ... i que no falti mai .  A REVOIRE !!  







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jueves, 11 de mayo de 2017


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                 IT'S ONLY BOOGIE WOOGIE BUT WE LIKE IT !! See more info  : 


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martes, 9 de mayo de 2017


foto de UK Boogie Woogie Festival.

UK Boogie Woogie poster about to hit the streets - time to get your ticket. You wont want to miss out on the fantastic 2017 programme

viernes, 21 de abril de 2017


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Brandnew CD "Beloved Boogie Woogie" together with Ladyva Vanessa Gnägi. So happy and proud of this amazing recordings we finished just in time for the Silvan Zingg International Boogie Woogie Festival 

Silvan Zingg and Ladyva (Vanessa Gnägi) present their joint 4-handed Boogie Woogie Piano program. The new album comes out on 22nd April 2017. It's called "BELOVED BOOGIE WOOGIE". It contains all 4-handed pieces, from classics to originals.
Last year in summer, the unique Swiss piano duo between the Ticino Boogie Woogie icon Silvan Zingg and the charming Bernese woman Ladyva was created. The good feeling between both artists on stage is transferred to the audience with joy and happiness.
The musicians were able to celebrate successful performances at festivals in the recent months: e.g. in Spain (Terrassa Boogie & Blues Reunion), France (Marcq-en-Barœul) and Switzerland (Boogie Night Chur).
Their charming interplay is precise, performed with virtuosity and playfulness. The features are harmonically reworked riffs, imaginative improvisations and rousing rhythmic bass riffs.
The next concert of Silvan Zingg and Ladyva will be at the International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano. Already for the 16th time, Zingg invites world-class pianists and world-champion Boogie Woogie dancers in Lugano. The program offers more than 24 hours of live-music and dance on three days (21st to 23rd April). The opening will be on Friday with the Gala Dinner at Hotel Eden in Paradiso. Afterwards on Saturday there will be dance classes and piano master-classes. In the evening, the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano will be brought to a boil. The finale will take place on the Lago di Lugano with live-music, a great brunch and a stunning view of the surroundings.
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lunes, 10 de abril de 2017


    Fué a finales del año pasado que el pianista DAVID BOOGIE GIORCELLI., hizo la presentación de su nuevo trabajo discográfico. Un trabajo que como su nombre indica , My Blues & Boogie Woogie Roots, aporta temas tradicionales representativos de los que fueron sus inicios en el mundo de la música . En esta ocasión os ofrecemos uno de las presentaciones del mismo , en esta ocasión en el espacio DISCO 100 de Barcelona. 

It was late last year that the pianist DAVID BOOGIE GIORCELLI., Made the presentation of his new album. A work that, as its name indicates, My Blues & Boogie Woogie Roots, brings traditional themes representative of those that were its beginnings in the world of music. On this occasion we offer you one of the presentations of the same, this time in the space DISCO 100 of Barcelona.

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David Giorcelli presentant "My Blues & Boogie Woogie Roots" a Disco100 (31 de desembre de 2016 amb Reginald Vilardell i Oriol Fontanals)

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domingo, 9 de abril de 2017


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    Sunday afternoon it`s a BOOGIE WOOGIE TIME in SENTIR EL BLUES , you know....... 
    today our pleasure to presents STEPHANIE TRICK ! Please enjoy it !! 
“One of the nicest gifts to arrive on the jazz piano scene in recent times, and we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome her.”
— Dick Hyman

Stephanie Trick “has come to practically dominate the stride piano field,” notes reviewer Jack Rummel. Harlem stride piano, which developed in the 1920s and ’30s, is an orchestral style of two-handed piano playing that not only swings, but is also technically demanding and exciting to watch. Louis Mazetier, a respected interpreter of this genre, writes in the Bulletin of the Hot Club of France that she has “won the esteem of specialists in the genre with wonderful interpretations of stride classics, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, and Don Lambert (which she learned by ear). She plays these pieces with a punch that is matched by her precise interpretation.”

A classically trained pianist, Stephanie began playing piano at the age of five. During the time between her beginning years and high school, her piano teacher exposed her to early jazz, and the syncopation and swinging rhythm piqued her interest. While in college, it became clear to Stephanie that she wanted to pursue stride and classic jazz styles professionally.

With a swinging approach inspired by second-generation stride pianists such as Dick Hyman, Ralph Sutton, and Dick Wellstood (as well as the original Harlem ticklers, James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion” Smith, and Fats Waller), and one that includes boogie woogie and blues from the late ‘20s, Stephanie was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Kobe-Breda Jazz Friendship Award, and has performed in many parts of the United States and Europe in a variety of venues, including the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Italy, the KIG Dixieland Festival in Dresden, Germany, the Arbors Records Invitational Jazz Party, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, and the Sacramento Music Festival. In 2008, 2010, and 2014, she was invited to perform at the international Stride & Swing Piano Summit in Boswil, Switzerland.
A serious student, dedicated to classic jazz and the stride piano tradition, she has played with a number of celebrated musicians, including Dick Hyman, Phil Flanigan, Rossano Sportiello, Allan Vaché, Louis Mazetier, Nicki Parrott, and Danny Coots. Graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at the University of Chicago.

Stephanie frequently performs with her husband, acclaimed pianist Paolo Alderighi, making fresh arrangements of songs from the Swing Era in a four-hands piano duo, and they currently have four albums together (see In 2014, they played for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Stephanie also enjoys accompanying Grammy-nominated lyricist and vocalist Lorraine Feather in a show that features the music of James P. Johnson and other stride piano composers, set to original lyrics by Feather (see

Stephanie has recorded ten albums and one DVD. Her solo “Live” CD was awarded the “New Talent Prize 2011” by the Hot Club of France. (CD track listings, video clips, ordering information, and more may be 


Five great musicians sharing the stage at San Diego Thanksgiving Jazz Festival, November 29th, 2014. Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi p, Marty Eggers b, Kevin Dorn d and Chloe Feoranzo cl/sax.


Stephanie Trick (born 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American stride, ragtime and jazz pianist.
Trick began playing piano at the age of five. Her interest outside of classical music began at the age of ten, when her piano teacher introduced her to ragtime.She received her BA degree in music with honors from the University of Chicago in 2009. Trick demonstrates piano performance and composition styles of stride, ragtime and jazz piano from the 1900s to the 1940s. She emphasizes jazz standards, stride and boogie-woogie tunes with an accent on her specialty of Harlem stride.Trick and her husband, pianist Paolo Alderighi, reside in both St. Louis and Milan, Italy, his home town.

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domingo, 2 de abril de 2017


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Sunday afternoon It's a Boogie Woogie Time in SENTIR EL BLUES, you know, hoy adelantamos un poco nuestro time y os proponemos unos momentos con Camille a la hora del vermuth ! ... creédme os va a saber a gloria !!  Please enjoy it.
Una de nuestras pianistas favoritas en uno de los nuestros géneros preferidos , como diría David Boogie Giorcelli....... otro fenomenal pianista de Boogie Woogie .....:   Keep on Boogie !!!!  Yeeeeeahhh !

Camille Howard (March 29, 1914 – March 10, 1993) was an American rhythm and blues pianist and singer, who first came to prominence in Roy Milton's Solid Senders in the 1940s. Her most successful recordings included "R. M. Blues" (as Milton's pianist, 1945), "Thrill Me" (as singer with Milton, 1947), and her own "X-Temporaneous Boogie" (1948).
Life and career

She was born in Galveston, Texas, the daughter of Cecilia (née Hines) and Samuel Browning. Her birth was registered as Deasy Browning, but she grew up using the name Camille Agnes Browning.[1] She learned piano and, during her teens, was a member of a local group, the Cotton Tavern Trio. By 1935 she was performing as a club musician in Galveston, as Camille Browning.

In the early 1940s, as Camille Howard, she moved from Texas to California. By 1943, she became a member of the Roy Milton Trio, who recorded for Lionel Hampton's Hamp-Tone label in 1945.[3] Milton's group then expanded to become a six- or seven-piece band, the Solid Senders, and they were signed by Art Rupe's Juke Box label, which later became Specialty Records. Howard's piano featured on singer and drummer Milton's first hit, "R. M. Blues", recorded in December 1945, on which "she plays seemingly unending, florid melodies with her right hand." The record reached number 2 on the Billboard R&B chart, and number 20 on the pop chart, in early 1946.

The record was the first of many R&B hits for Milton on the Juke Box and Specialty labels. Following its success, Howard also made her first recordings under her own name for the small Pan-American label in 1946. She stayed with Milton's Solid Senders, and was the featured piano player on all their hits through the late 1940s and early 1950s. She was the vocalist on their number 5 R&B hit in 1947, "Thrill Me".

After the success of "Thrill Me", Rupe began promoting her as a solo artist, and she had her first hit under her own name in 1948 with "X-Temporaneous Boogie", which reached number 7 on the R&B chart, and sold close to a quarter of a million copies. The track, a "roaring instrumental" in her characteristic "two-fisted thundering boogie style", was recorded with Milton and bassist Dallas Bartley, and was improvised at the end of her first recording session as leader, late on December 31, 1947; the following day, a ban on recordings imposed by the American Federation of Musicians came into effect.

She continued to play in Milton's band, and Milton was also a member of her Trio for recordings; they may have been married. Her own trio included Winston Williams (bass) and Walter Murden (drums), but she also performed occasionally with Milton, and toured with Jimmy Witherspoon, Little Willie Littlefield, Joe Liggins and others.

As well as continuing to record with Milton, Howard had 14 singles released under her own name by Specialty between 1948 and 1952, including both "storming boogies and sultry ballads".Her R&B chart hits included "You Don't Love Me" (1948), "Fiesta in Old Mexico" (1949), and "Money Blues (If You Ain't Got Money, I Ain't Got No Use For You)" (1951). She also recorded with Witherspoon, Lillie Greenwood, and others.

In early 1953, Howard signed with Federal Records, and released several more singles, but with diminishing success in the face of the growth of rock and roll. She signed with Vee-Jay Records in 1956, and that year toured with Roy Brown, Little Willie John, The 5 Royales, and Joe Tex, but she had no more hits.

She retired from the music business shortly afterwards. She maintained strong religious convictions, and in later years was unwilling to talk about her career in secular music.

Artist Biography by Bill Dahl in allmusic : 

Piano-tinkling chanteuses were quite the rage during the war years. But Camille Howard's two-fisted thundering boogie style, much like her Los Angeles contemporary, Hadda Brooks, was undoubtedly the equivalent of any 88s ace, male or female. Howard was part of the great migration from Texas to the West Coast. She was installed as pianist with drummer Roy Milton & the Solid Senders sometime during World War II, playing on all their early hits for Art Rupe's Juke Box and Specialty labels (notably the groundbreaking "R.M. Blues" in 1945).

Sensing her potential following the success of Milton's 1947 hit "Thrill Me" (with Howard's vocal), Rupe began recording her as a featured artist at the end of the year. Legend has it that Howard's biggest hit, the roaring instrumental "X-Temporaneous Boogie," was improvised at the tail-end of her first date as a leader (its flip, the torch ballad "You Don't Love Me," was a hit in its own right). Howard's vocal abilities were pretty potent too. Her "Fiesta in Old Mexico" was a hit in 1949, while "Money Blues," credited to Camille Howard & Her Boyfriends, registered strong coin in 1951. Howard cranked out storming boogies and sultry ballads for Specialty through 1953, then jumped from Federal to Vee-Jay before landing in Los Angeles for good. Howard's strong religious ties put a stop to her secular music career long ago.

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Camille's Boogie - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders Speciality 510b 78rpm LA 1947. Camille Howard (March 29, 1914 -- March 10, 1993) was born in Galveston, Texas. When in California in the 1940s, she became the featured piano player with Roy Milton's Solid Senders, playing on all their early hits on Juke Box and then Specialty labels. Record label head Art Rupe also began recording her as a solo artiste, with her biggest hit coming with "X-Temporaneous Boogie". She continued to record successfully in the early 1950s, but the growth of rock and roll and her own religious convictions ended her career. upload for fair use and educational use only.

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