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The Barrel-House Blues of Speckled Red

The Barrel-House Blues of Speckled Red

Speckled Red (Rufus Perryman, 1892-1973) was one of the most irrepressible and enthusiastic proponents of barrel-house piano, a style born of rowdy roadhouses and closely associated with boogie-woogie but louder and more raucous. Red— born in Georgia and well traveled—was a self-taught player, never letting the finer points of the correct chord interfere with his own enthusiasm for the music. This collection of originals, Red’s only collection on Folkways, showcases his singing and rhythmic approach to the keyboard. Red provides introductions to most of his tunes, offering further insight into the artist. The liner notes further explain the nuances of barrel-house piano.

Track Listing

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Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do Speckled Red 3:25
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Uncle Sam's Blues Speckled Red 4:28
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Cow Cow Blues Speckled Red 3:44
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If I Could Be with You Speckled Red 2:51
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It Feels So Good Speckled Red 3:53
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Why Don't You Practice What You Preach? Speckled Red 3:42
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Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Pine Top's Boogie Woogie Speckled Red 3:29
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I've Got a Feeling That I'm Falling Speckled Red 4:06
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How Long Blues Speckled Red 3:22
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Baby Won't You Please Come Home? Speckled Red 3:38
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If I Had a Million Dollars Speckled Red 4:53
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You Ain't No Good Speckled Red 3:34
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