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Shake Your Wicked Knees

Shake Your Wicked Knees
Rent Parties and Good Times
Classic Piano Rags, Blues & Stomps 1928-35

Yazoo 2035; Ordering Information


"Each one of these performances is a clear-cut
masterpiece."
- Blues & Rhythm
"There are some collections which have the
word essential written all the way though them."

- London Times
"70 years after it was recorded, this music still
bursts with joy and vitality." - Juke Blues

A collection of classic sides of the 20s and 30s, from the barrelhouse piano of juke-joints and turpentine camps to early, raggy blues and the beginnings of boogie-woogie. This is a ground breaking panorama of the greatest early American vintage piano artists offering the full flavor of their times and artistry. Acknowledged stars such as Cow Cow Davenport, Will Ezell and Mead Lux Lewis offer dazzling performances along with unheralded geniuses like Montana Taylor, Romeo Nelson and Pine Top Smith covering every style of blues and barrelhouse piano with their brilliant performances.

1. ROMEO NELSON,
Head Rag Hop

2. PINE TOP SMITH,
Pine Top's Boogie Woogie

3. PINE TOP SMITH,
Pine Top's Blues

4. COW COW DAVENPORT,
Back In The Alley
5. JOE DEAN,
I'm So Glad I'm 21 Years Old Today
6. WILL EZELL,
Pitchin' Boogie
7. MEAD LUX LEWIS,
Honky Tonk Train Blues
8. CHARLES AVERY,
Dearborn Street Breakdown
9. JIM CLARKE,
Fat Fanny Stomp
10. COW COW DAVENPORT,
Cow Cow Blues
11. HOKUM BOYS & JANE LUCAS,
Hip Shakin' Strut
12. LIL JOHNSON,
House Rent Scuffle

13. ROMEO NELSON,
Gettin' Dirty Just Shakin' That Thing
14. PINE TOP SMITH,
Jump Steady Blues
15. MONTANA TAYLOR,
Detroit Rocks
16. MONTANA TAYLOR,
Whoop and Holler Stomp
17. PINE TOP SMITH,
I'm Sober Now
18. MONTANA TAYLOR,
Indiana Avenue Stomp
19. HENRY BROWN,
Stomp 'Em Down to the Bricks
20. HOKUM BOYS & JANE LUCAS,
Hokum Stomp
21. JIMMY YANCEY,
Jimmy's Rocks
22. COW COW DAVENPORT,
Mooch Piddle
23. MOZELLE ALDERSON,
Tight Whoopee
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