Various Artists

Shake Your Wicked Knees: Rent Parties and Good Times: Classic Piano Rags, Blues, & Sto

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The dancing lines of barrelhouse piano presaged boogie-woogie and early jazz. The 78s preserved here are excellent examples of the form. Masters such as Mead Lux Lewis and Pine Top Smith tickle the ivories with amazing dexterity, but only true die-hard fans will want to delve this deeply into this type of piano blues music.

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