Archive for June 25th, 2008

Lux Lewis, Champion Jack Dupree, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Memphis Slim, others – Classic Piano Blues (2008)

NICK DERISO: This Smithsonian Folkways release, issued today, is a hot-dawg compilation that sets up both as primer for the new-to-this and reminder for the been-there-done-that crowd. A remarkably deep catalogue has helped the label continue for years with a series of myth-confirming sets. “Classic Piano Blues” is no different, featuring everything from Meade “Lux” Lewis to Champion Jack Dupree,Read More