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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ray Skjelbred - Plays Blues And Boogie Woogie

Style : Boogie Woogie, Piano Blues
Released : 2002
Lable : Arcola Records

01 - Comiskey Blues
02 - County Jail Blues
03 - Hull House
04 - Bluebird Blues
05 - Riverside Blues
06 - Midnight Hour Blues
07 - Neighorhood Stomp
08 - George Zack Blues
09 - My Daddy Rocks Me
10 - Barrelhouse Blues
11 - On the Wall
12 - Blues for Celeste Holm
13 - Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues
14 - Fan It
15 - Shoeshiner's Drag
16 - The Alligator Pond Went Dry
17 - Take Your Burden to the Lord
18 - Cathedral Blues
19 - You've Got to Give Me Some
20 - The Mooche
21 - Gray Blues

Ray is well known in the Bay Area as a traditional jazz player with a strong blues background. Ray Skjelbred sits down and hands in a solid, all-instrumental set showing his love for piano blues and boogie. From the slow and delicate Comiskey Blues, dedicated to Jimmy Yancey, through Big Maceo's County Jail, a stellar example of his powerful left hand, or Leroy Carr's Midnight Hour Blues, a wonderful mid-tempo piece, the heart and feeling are evident. Skjelbred's originals, seven of the twenty-one cuts, fit seamlessly with the more traditional offerings. While hardly a household name, his piano work manages the driving bass lines, plus the grit and grind necessary. He was introduced to the blues of Leroy Carr and Big Maceo. The blues have been a part of his repetoire and style ever since.

original CD from sussex

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