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Memphis Piano Red, Blues at home 4

Mbirafon CD104

℗ 2013 Giambattista Marcucci

EAN 8033481381087

Release date: October 15, 2013

Digital Album Price: EUR 5

 

 

One of the most respected River City piano blues players, John “Memphis Piano Red” Williams was discovered at the end of the 1960s, though only a limited number of examples of his music have hitherto been made available. This album, recorded at his home between 1972 and 1978, significantly contributes to the appreciation of his talent both as a singer and an instrumentalist. All tracks were digitally remastered from the original tapes in 2013. Editorial assistance by Corey Wetherington, Penn State University.

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

1. UNTITLED SLOW BOOGIE (2:27)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

2. BABY, PLEASE COME BACK TO ME (3:55)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

3. RED’S DELIGHT (2:58)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

4. I NEED LOVE SO BAD (3:30)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

5. FORTY-FOUR BLUES (3:27)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

6. BARRELHOUSE BLUES (TAKE. 1) (2:34)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

7. PRETTY LITTLE FLOWER (3:37)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

8. AFTER HOURS (1:02)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

9. PINETOP’S BOOGIE WOOGIE (2:03)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

10. HOW LONG, HOW LONG BLUES (4:16)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

11. BARRELHOUSE BLUES (TAKE 2) (2:40)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

12. GOING DOWN SLOW (2:56)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

13. COW COW BLUES (2:26)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

14. MR. FREDDIE BLUES (1:59)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

15. DARK MUDDY BOTTOM (2:53)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

16. MEMPHIS BLUES (1:40)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

17. STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (1:51)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

18. AGGRAVATING PAPA (1:47)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

19. MOTHER-IN-LAW BLUES (2:40)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

20. LOUISIANA BLUES (1:59)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

21. ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLUES (3:20)

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

22. UNTITLED SLOW BOOGIE N. 2 (1:51)

Memphis Piano Red, piano

Memphis, Tennessee, August 30, 1978

 

TOTAL PLAYING TIME 58:47

 

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Memphis Piano Red - Barrelhouse Blues (Take 2)

 

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