VA - Bands That Can Boogie Woogie (2004) 4CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 05:04:39 | 624 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Swing, Boogie Woogie, Blues, Oldies | Label: Jasmine Music
Boogie-Woogie piano had been around a long time before bandleaders got hold of the eight-to-the-bar and sent it to college. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra recorded one of the earliest examples - circa 1938 - to hit the big time, showcasing their pianist Howard Smith. It was a sanitised version of the original Pinetop's Boogie Woogie. It proved to be an overnight sensation and fired up yet another Boogie-Woogie craze. Many swing bands, anxious not to be left out, altered their repertoire accordingly. The result was phenomenal.