Aaron Moore – Boot ‘Em Up!
Delmark DE 731 (1999)
Time has taken its toll on the crew of pianists who put the boogie-woogie in the classic blues of 1950’s Chicago. Gone are Sunnyland and Memphis Slim, Eddie Boyd and Roosevelt Sykes. Luckily, Aaron Moore remains as a living link to that golden era. Moore’s piano playing is dignified, rollicking and playful, and he sings his songs in high, poignant tones. He’s played behind the greatest names in blues history including Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Little Milton and Howlin’ Wolf. His debut CD released in ’96, Hello World (Delmark 695), quickly led to international acclaim.
Boot ‘Em Up! features seventeen new original compositions and accompaniment by James Wheeler, guitar; Bob Stroger, bass; and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, drums.