This compilation disc contains an astonishing array of blues and boogie-woogie piano artists that will be of interest to anyone who has an ear for this genre of music. Some of the selections are outtakes, while others are never-before-released recordings. The latter are from vinyl records that were made in the '40s.
On this odd CD reissue, pianist Sammy Price seems intent on becoming the Muhammad Ali of jazz. He brags throughout the liner notes about how he is the king of boogie-woogie and might very well (based on his five vocals on the date) also be the king of the crooners. In reality, Price's piano playing on the basic material (lots of blues and a few standards) is fine, while his vocals are a novelty at best. With backup work from bassist Arvell Shaw and drummer Panama Francis, this is a decent but not particularly riveting set.–by Scott Yanow
Saxophonist and singer Red Holloway with Axel Zwingenberger and the Mojo Blues Band.Swinging Rhythm And Blues, rollicking Boogie Woogie and groovy Blues with the great saxophonist and singer from California, Red Holloway! He receives company from Axel Zwingenberger and the Mojo Blues Band.
Boogie Woogie dancers love this album!Recorded in Vienna, Jazzland, July 1992