In the late '30s boogie-woogie, especially as played by pianists Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis, caught on in a big way. This valuable recording features all three of the piano greats in a variety of settings, taken from rare radio broadcasts. They are each heard solo, Pete Johnson has a duet with Meade Lux Lewis, backs blues singer Joe Turner and takes six rollicking duets with Albert Ammons. Fans of the idiom who already have the pianists' studio recordings will want these well-recorded live performances too.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow