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Today’s Music: Pinetop Smith, Hazel Scott, Joey Dee

Clarence “Pinetop” Smith, the ‘King of Boogie-Woogie Piano,’ was born today in 1904. Even though he died young in 1929, the influence of his piano style can still be heard today, along with this tune, first recorded in 1928. The … Continue reading

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Today’s Music: Birthday Toast to Charlie Watts

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was born today in 1941 and has the distinction of being the first rock drummer to start a hit record using the cowbell (“Honky Tonk Woman”). Charlie is also a fine jazz drummer, as the … Continue reading

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“Choo-Choo-Ch’Boogie” Louis Jordan and the Tympani Five

Here’s the incredible Louis Jordan, all but forgotten today, one of the fathers of modern blues and rock.┬áThis hit, “Choo-Choo-Ch’Boogie”, one of many for Louis, originally came out in 1946 when the genre was called ‘jive boogie’ or ‘jump blues’ … Continue reading

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