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He had a left hand like God. He didn't know what key he was playing in, but he played them all. He could play the ragtime stride bass, but it bothered him because his stomach got in the way of his arm, so he used a walking bass instead. I can remember when I was thirteen - this was 1896 - how Turk would play one note with his right hand and at the same time four with his left. We called it 'sixteen' - they called it boogie-woogie - Eubie Blake remembering William Turk, from Giles Oakley's The Devil's Music, BBC

Author Topic: Guitar Pete Franklin Discography  (Read 1022 times)

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Offline Bunker Hill

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Guitar Pete Franklin Discography
« on: February 18, 2007, 11:54:27 AM »
Apart from appearing as accompanist on several recordings of the late 40s/early 50s in Chicago he did have a session of his own thus

PETE FRANKLIN
Edward Lamonte Franklin, v/g with Tampa Red (p) Ransom Knowling (b).
                                                       Chicago, 26 January 1949
D9VB 0353   Casey Brown blues       Vic 22-0012
D9VB 0354   Mr. Charley                 unissued
D9VB 0355   Naptown blues             unissued
D9VB 0356   Down behind the rise     Vic 22-0012

but check out Stefan's web site http://www.wirz.de/music/frankfrm.htm


 

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