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Offline Johnm

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Piano Instrumentals
« on: August 26, 2020, 09:23:44 AM »
Hi all,
I thought to start a thread where we can post piano instrumentals. To get the ball rolling, here is one from the St. Louis pianist Wesley Wallace, "Fanny Lee Blues", splitting the difference between the keys of E and F :



and from Blind Leroy Garnett, working out in Db, on "Louisiana Glide"--wow!:



All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 12:51:29 PM by Johnm »

Offline Harry

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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 11:06:03 AM »
Great Topic. There are so many but the one below is still one of my favorites.
Absolutely brilliant playing in the key of Eb.


Montana Taylor - Indiana Avenue Stomp


Offline jpeters609

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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 12:04:00 PM »
And here's the flip side of Freezone's "Indian Squaw Blues": the equally unknown Raymond Barrow with "Walking Blues"...



Jeff

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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 12:50:03 PM »
I think this is about THE blues Piano Instrumental, Cow cow blues by Cow Cow Davenport.


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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2020, 01:15:48 PM »
Cow Cow Blues is one of the first I heard cause it's on every blues piano compilation out there. Yes it's a classic.

Cow Cow Blues is in Bb
Walking Blues is in Bb
Fanny Lee Blues is in F
« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 01:19:02 PM by harry »

Offline banjochris

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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2020, 01:27:19 PM »
One of my all-time favorites. Crazy time (how would you count that, 6/8? 6/4?) and no V chord.


Offline jharris

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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2020, 01:46:47 PM »
Turner Parrish's "The Trenches" is one of my favs ever since I heard it years ago on a Magpie Compilation:




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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2020, 02:00:32 PM »
Indiana Avenue Stomp is just so good.

This one swings A LOT even though it's called a drag, Key of Bb



This is also a drag, Key of Gb



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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2020, 02:15:20 PM »
Hi all,
Here is Henry Brown, working in G, so suavely, on the eponymous "Henry Brown Blues":



All best,
Johnm

Offline Old Man Ned

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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2020, 02:26:43 PM »
How Long Blues as by Jimmy Yancey. At the end, after 4 mins, you'll be feeling a lot better than you were at the start


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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2020, 03:06:12 PM »
Jimmy Yancey can do no wrong. Here”S State Street Special:

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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2020, 04:14:18 PM »





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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2020, 04:19:50 PM »
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Offline jostber

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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2020, 03:46:07 AM »
Love the early Piano Blues so this thread is already a favorite.

Herve Duerson - Naptown Special



Charles Avery - Dearborn Street Breakdown



Sugar Underwood - Dew Drop Alley Stomp



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Re: Piano Instrumentals
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2020, 04:02:41 AM »

George W Thomas - The Rocks

Arnold Wiley Rag
 
Arnold Wiley - Windy City (1929)

Whistlin' Alex Moores Blues

Will Ezell - Heifer Dust

Blind Leroy Garnet - Chain Em Down
« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 05:02:00 AM by btasoundsradio »
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