The Dirty Dozen. The life and music of Speckled Red

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Boogie Woogie, Michael Hortig, Speckled Red

Author : Michael Hortig

Source : Blues & Rhythm, 241, August 2009



“On Sunday, 22nd September 1929, 27 year old pianist Rufus ‘Speckled Red’ Perryman entered the Peabody Hotel in Memphis to record for the Brunswick Company. Among the four titles he recorded, ‘The Dirty Dozen’ was not only a big seller on the race-record market, but also one of the most famous numbers in blues history.”



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