VA- The Rough Guide To Barrelhouse Blues

VA- The Rough Guide To Barrelhouse Blues

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Label: World Music

Released 2019

UK Import

Rough Guide To Barrelhouse Blues Label: World Music Network - Named after the rough and ready bars where labourers gathered to drink and dance, barrelhouse was a raucous form of piano blues that got the juke joints swinging. From early pioneers such as Cow Cow Davenport and Speckled Red to the boogie-woogie legends Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons, this collection charts the rise and incredible influence of this good-time blues.

Track listing:

  1. Speckled Red - the Dirty Dozen
  2. Jimmy Yancey - Slow and Easy Blues
  3. Cripple Clarence Lofton - Strut That Thing
  4. Will Ezell Heifer - Dust
  5. Walter Roland - Watcha Gonna Do?
  6. Skip James - If You Haven't Any Hay Get on Down the Road
  7. Victoria Spivey - Hoodoo Man Blues
  8. Cow Cow Davenport - Cow Cow Blues
  9. Clarence "Pinetop" Smith - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
  10. Meade Lux Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues
  11. Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons - Barrelhouse Boogie
  12. Montana Taylor - Detroit Rocks
  13. Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - Barrelhouse Woman No.2