Various Artists

Hot Piano's, 1926-40

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Unlike the Hot Clarinets album in Historical's series, this LP really does not cover that many pianists. Jelly Roll Morton is heard on a 1939 alternate take of "Climax Rag" and playing a few live piano solos from 1938, Montana Taylor performs two numbers with his "Jazzbo Boys" in 1929, Fats Waller accompanies Caroline Johnson, Maude Mills and Alberta Hunter, and Cow Cow Davenport plays two of his songs in 1929. Most of the performances are still fairly rare so '20s completists may want to look for this hard-to-find LP.