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Piano Red: Piano Red Rocks

Track List

>Rockin' with Red
>Jumpin' the Boogie
>Red's Boogie
>Right String But the Wrong Yo Yo
>Diggin' the Boogie
>Layin' the Boogie
>Sales Tax Boogie, The
>She Walks Right In
>She's Dynamite
>Everybody's Boogie
>Decatur Street Boogie
>She Knocks Me Out
>Chitlin' Hop
>I Ain't Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes - (previously unreleased)
>Big Rock Joe from Kokomo
>Jump Man Jump
>Rock, Baby
>Wild Fire
>Rock and Roll Boogie - (previously unreleased)
>Boogie Re-Bop - (previously unreleased)
>I've Been Rockin'
>Doctor Feel-Good
>I Ain't Gonna Be a Lowdown Dog No More
>What's Up Doc
>Bald-Headed Lena
>Blang Dong
>I'm Gonna Rock Some More - (previously unreleased)
>Jumping the Boogie - (previously unreleased)
>Double Twist, The - (previously unreleased)
>I Need You - (previously unreleased)
>Can't Wait No Longer - (previously unreleased)
>Rock Me (Rock Rock Rock)

Album Notes

Personnel: Leroy Tukes, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins (vocals, guitar); D. Hudson, Jr., Andrew L. Goodrich (vocals, saxophone); Grady Martin (vocals, organ); L. Lawson, Bobby Lee Tuggle (vocals, drums); William A. Glover, Daniel W. Andrews, Jr., Charles Holloway, Jr., Samuel M. Williams, Howard "Long John" Hobbs, Christine Spencer (vocals); Albert White, Mary Osborne, Rene Hall (guitar); Little Johnny Williams, Albert J. "Budd" Sr. Johnson, Charlie O'Kane, Alonzo Buddy Lucas, Big Al Sears (saxophone); L. Johnson (alto saxophone); Elliot Lawrence (piano); Gus Johnson , William R. Green, W. Patrick Harper, J. Allen Williams, Jr., Marty Wilson, March Maxey, Jr., Charlie Smith (drums).

Audio Mixer: Mark Wilder.

Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.

Recording information: Atlanta, GA (07/25/1950-03/08/1966); Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN (07/25/1950-03/08/1966); Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN (07/25/1950-03/08/1966); Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA (07/25/1950-03/08/1966); Methodist Television Radio & Film Commission, Nashville (07/25/1950-03/08/1966); RCA Victor Studio 1, New York, NY (07/25/1950-03/08/1966); Recording Studios, Inc., Chicago, IL (07/25/1950-03/08/1966); WGST, Atlanta, GA (07/25/1950-03/08/1966).

Illustrators: R.A. Andreas; Victor Pearlin.

Photographers: R.A. Andreas; Victor Pearlin.

Rock & roll didn't just happen--it evolved from assorted strands and streams of music over a period of time. Circa 1950, the pianist and singer Willie Perryman adopted the name Piano Red and proceeded to pound those 88s with his combination of boogie-woogie and stomping rhythm & blues. While he didn't exactly set the world ablaze, Red made some fine records in the early 1950s and early `60s (when he took yet another moniker, Dr. Feelgood), garnered a few hits, and inspired rockers-to-be Little Richard and Carl Perkins. For those devotees of the foundations of rock and R&B, ROCKS is gold.


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