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Cripple Clarence Lofton Vol 1 1935 - 1939

Cripple Clarence Lofton; piano, vocal.

With contributions by; Big Bill Broonzy, Red Nelson, Al Miller and others...

Genres: Blues Piano

Inforamative Booklet Notes by Keith Briggs.
Detailed discography.

Research has pin-pointed Clarence's birth to March 28th 1887 in Kingsport, Tennessee. He moved to Chicago around 1917 at the age of forty. Surprisingly, it was not until he was in his late forties when he first recorded, for Vocalion, in April 1935.

In the company of Big Bill Broonzy he cut two tracks utilising themes that would recur time and again throughout his eight year career on record. On this occasion both piano performances were subservient to his hoarse vocals which were taken at a break-neck pace on Strut That Thing, the number being driven along by an unknown washboard player, and more reflectively on Monkey Man Blues which was enhanced by Big Bill's distinctive guitar work. Continued...

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Rude Dudes - Part 2 Of Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey

Double CD.
Various Artists.
Informative, 12 page, full colour illustrated, booklet notes by Neil Slaven & Bill Wyman.
Detailed Discography.

Banana In Your Fruit Basket, If It Don't Fit Don't Force It and He's Just My Size? Well, no prizes for guessing what they're all about. But what is a Southern Can, who is the Boy in the Boat and why a Man O' War? This excellent double CD, with twelve page full colour booklet, is packed with some of the most intriguing and often humorous Hokum, Blues, Jazz and Boogie-Woogie pieces based on the subject of sex. Outrageous double entendres and curious metaphors are abound. If Bananas, Lollypops, Fish and Jelly be the food of love, then play on! Continued...

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Al miller 1927 - 1936

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