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Barrelhouse Chuck - 25 Years Chicago Blues Piano Vol. 4 (2014)

Artist: Barrelhouse Chuck
Title Of Album: 25 Years Chicago Blues Piano Vol. 4
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Piano Blues, Chicago Blues, Boogie Woogie
Label: Viola Records
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 66:27
Total Size: 161 Mb
Covers: Full

01. Live Band Intro (1:35)
02. Chicago Bound (2:35)
03. Straight From The Shoulder (5:07)
04. Tutti Frutti (2:37)
05. I Wonder Why (3:56)
06. BBQ Girl (7:24)
07. Sad & Evil Woman (4:03)
08. On MY Way To Memphis (4:22)
09. Lightnin' (6:01)
10. Lucille (2:11)
11. West Side Baby (5:01)
12. Looking For A Goldmine (4:31)
13. Suzie Q (3:39)
14. Willie's Boogie (2:31)
15. Momma Told Me (4:00)
16. Little Girl (4:02)
17. Sugar Sweet (2:45)

One of the few blues pianists to have studied under such legends as Sunnlyland Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Detriot Jr, and Little Brother Montgomery. Chuck is a self taught blues pianist who plays with an authentic and unique style. His personalized sound is filled with heartfelt soul, high energy, and low down greasy blues. Chuck's amazing versatility is evident on every track of "25 Years of Chicago Blues Piano". Whether as a solo artist and leader or a sideman, his range is vast. He pays tribute to Sunnyland Slim, Leroy Carr, S. P. Leary, Pinetop Perkins & Little Brother... but also puts forth several original compositions... a unique blend of " old school" blues and barrelhouse Boogie Woogie, combining rich vocals and exciting instrumentals.
In the 1970's Chuck lived in Gainesville Florida. Chuck followed Muddy Waters and Pinetop Perkins around from town to town, a true fan, before ever thinking of getting to play with them.
Eventually, Muddy let Chuck open up for him, Later he opened for B. B. King, Willie Dixon and often they jammed with Bo Diddley. During that time he first heard pianist Jim Mckaba And harmonica player "Little Joe" Berson and was blown away with their playing.
In 1979, Chuck traveled to Chicago to meet and learn from his heroes, Sunnyland Slim, Blind John Davis, Little Brother, Detroit Junior, Big Moose Walker & Erwin Helfer.
Chuck would show up at their gigs and sit in and socialize with them. He not ony trained with these musicians, he would also chauffeur them, live with them, and ultimately care for them, He became their family.
Barrelhouse Chuck has paid his dues as a musician. He has played professionally for over 30 years, touring across the U.S. and in 19 countries. He has played on 50 recording sessions and on 18 different labels, recently forming his own, 'Viola records.' "25 Years of Chicago Blues Piano" showcases some of his favorite musicias and sessions. A devotion to pure Chicago Blues is evident on every track, with many of the very best player's.
These recordings feature legendary Bluesman S.P.Leary, Calvin Jones, Willie Smith, Willie Kent, Johnny B. Moore, Sam Lay, Billy Flynn, Hash Brown, Big Smokey Smothers, Hip Linkchain, Bonnie Lee, Harmonica Todd, Mississippi Heat, Carl Weathersby, Kenny Smith, Ted Harvey, Bill Lupkin, and many more!!!!

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