Big Maceo Merriweather

Flying Boogie, Vol. 1: 1941-1945

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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell

Document's Flying Boogie, Vol. 1: 1941-1945 offers an overview of pianist Big Maceo Merriweather's first sessions recorded in Chicago. These 21 performances were captured at five separate occasions between June 24, 1941, and February 26, 1945. With the exception of "Macy Special (Flying Boogie)," all tracks include Tampa Red on guitar with a revolving door of drummers. "Worried Life Blues," "Texas Blues," "Macy Special (Flying Boogie)," and "Kid Man Blues" are undeniably some of the pianist's finest moments; however, collectors probably already own this material and the novice is advised to purchase a compilation that includes Maceo's classic instrumental track, "Chicago Breakdown."

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:53 Amazon
2 Big Maceo Merriweather 03:10 Amazon
3 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:54 Amazon
4 Big Maceo Merriweather 03:09 Amazon
5 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:41 Amazon
6 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:52 Amazon
7 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:59 Amazon
8 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:48 Amazon
9 Big Maceo Merriweather 03:11 Amazon
10 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:54 Amazon
11 Big Maceo Merriweather 03:08 Amazon
12 Big Maceo Merriweather 03:17 Amazon
13 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:50 Amazon
14 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:50 Amazon
15 Big Maceo Merriweather 03:01 Amazon
16 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:48 Amazon
17 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:41 Amazon
18 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:34 Amazon
19 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:33 Amazon
20 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:58 Amazon
21 Big Maceo Merriweather 02:39 Amazon
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