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The Meade Lux Lewis Collection 1927-61
The Meade Lux Lewis Collection 1927-61

Meade Lux Lewis
Styles: Jazz
Catalogue Number: FADCD2059
Meade Lux Lewis was one of the leading exponents of boogie-woogie piano during the heyday of the sub-genre during the ‘30s and ‘40s, sitting alongside the likes of Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, with whom he performed and recorded on a regular basis for a few years. He is best-known for his landmark composition “Honky Tonk Train Blues”, which he recorded several times over the thirty years and more covered by this collection, but his skill and technique ranged beyond the relatively narrow realms of pure boogie-woogie into other styles of blues and jazz, and this collection delves into some of those related strands. This great value 39-track collection, which includes a number of extended performances, draws on many of the sessions and live radio shows he recorded performing on solo piano or celeste, but also provides many examples of his work in a variety of different ensembles, ranging from piano duet and trio performances with Ammons and Johnson, through small groups with top players and leaders like Frankie Newton, Sidney Bechet, Edmond Hall and Teddy Bunn, to sessions accompanying vocalists like Big Joe Turner, and in his later career in duos and trios with Louie Bellson, Red Callender and Jo Jones. It’s a highly entertaining showcase for a unique talent. Includes comprehensive booklet notes, with complete recording session and personnel details.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Honky Tonk Train Blues Meade Lux Lewis
2 Molasses Supper Blues George Hannah acc. by Meade Lux Lewis
3 Honky Tonk Train Blues Meade Lux Lewis
4 Yancey Special Meade Lux Lewis
5 Whistlin' Blues Meade Lux Lewis
6 Cavalcade Of Boogie Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson
7 Boogie Woogie Prayer (Parts 1 & 2) The Boogie Woogie Boys
8 Bear Cat Crawl Meade Lux Lewis
9 Twos And Fews Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis
10 The Blues Pt.1 Meade Lux Lewis
11 The Blues Pt.5 Meade Lux Lewis
12 Melancholy Meade Lux Lewis
13 Deep Fives Meade Lux Lewis
14 After Hour Blues Frank Newton Quintet
15 Blues For Tommy Ladnier Port Of Harlem Seven
16 Café Society Rag Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson
17 Saturday Night Struggle Meade Lux Lewis & Albert Ammons
18 Bass On Top Meade Lux Lewis
19 Tell Your Story Meade Lux Lewis
20 Jammin' In Four Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Celestial Express Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet
2 Variations On A Theme Pt. 2: School Of Rhythm Meade Lux Lewis
3 Variations On A Theme Pt. 3: Self Portrait Meade Lux Lewis
4 Doll House Boogie Meade Lux Lewis
5 Low Down Dog Big Joe Turner acc. by Meade Lux Lewis
6 Medium Boogie (Yancey Special Meade Lux Lewis
7 Honky Tonk Train Blues Meade Lux Lewis
8 Boogie Tidal Meade Lux Lewis
9 Glendale Glide Meade Lux Lewis
10 Blues Whistle Meade Lux Lewis
11 Dark Eyes Meade Lux Lewis
12 Six Wheel Chaser Meade Lux Lewis
13 Yancey's Last Ride Meade Lux Lewis with Louie Bellson
14 Hangover Boogie Meade Lux Lewis with Louie Bellson
15 Jabouti Meade Lux Lewis Trio
16 Torpedo Juice Meade Lux Lewis Trio
17 How Long Blues Meade Lux Lewis Trio
18 Mardi Gras Drag Meade Lux Lewis Trio
19 You Were Meant For Me Meade Lux Lewis
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