Boogie Woogie Kings
Delmark DE 804
Featuring the piano boogie woogie triumvirate: Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson in more 1939 Sherman Hotel (Chicago) recordings. The liner notes to Boogie Woogie Stomp (Delmark 705) said “Their blend of traditional blues and boogie with a good dose of swing created an impeccable drive, and there is more than just a hint of the rock ‘n’ roll years to come…you can hear boogie woogie on the loose, played by the greatest masters at the time of their public ‘arrival’ when everything was new and fresh”. Also features the primitive genius of “Cripple” Clarence Lofton and Speckled Red. Also available Pete Johnson (Delmark 656), Speckled Red (Delmark 601).