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Storyville nightclubs, Beale Street juke joints, gambling houses, barrelhouse bars in the lumber and turpentine camps of East Texas - these were the places African American piano bluesman called home. Born of ragtime and hard times, the piano blues migrated with it's players from the deep South to the urban North. CLASSIC PIANO BLUES revisits raucous boogie-woogie and blues legends Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, Champion Jack Dupree, Speckled Red, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Lead Belly, Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevelt Sykes, James P Johnson, and more, in 20 tracks drawn from the well of the Folkways Collections.

Dedication to Pete Johnson - Memphis Sun
Early in the Morning - Booker T. Laury
How Long Blues - Speckled Red
Yellow Dog Blues - James P. Johnson / Katherine Handy Lewis
Key to the Highway - Jazz Gillum / Memphis Slim
Medium Blues - Meade Lux Lewis
Black Wolf Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
Dices Blues - Big Chief Ellis
Big Fat Woman - Leadbelly
Harlem Parlor Blues - Sammy Price
Little Drops of Water - Henry Brown / Edith North Johnson
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Little Brother Montgomery
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Speckled Red
Wish Me Well - Willie Dixon / Memphis Slim
All My Money's Gone - Henry Towsend
You're My Man - Victoria Spivey
On My Way to See Moe Asch - Champion Jack Dupree
Sweet Old Chicago - Roosevelt Sykes
No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery
Hesitation Blues - James P. Johnson

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