Archive for the ‘Michael Hortig’ Category

Authors: Michael Hortig & Erick Trickey

Source: B&R, 266, 16

Kindly sent to me by the author Michael Hortig

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Arthur “Montana” Taylor (1903-1954) was an American boogie-woogie pianist best known for his recordings in the 1940s and regarded as the leading exponent of the “barrelhouse” style of playing 

The article, which you can read HERE, reveals some new facts about his later life – and some new mysteries.

http://www.bluesandrhythm.co.uk/

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Author : Michael Hortig

Source : Blues & Rhythm, 220, 4

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The year 2007 marks the centenary of the birth of the boogie woogie pianist Albert Ammons. To celebrate, Michael Hortig, provides this brief overview of his life and recordings along with rare photographs…

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Author : Michael Hortig

Source : Blues & Rhythm, 250 & 251
(two articles)

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“Quite by chance I found the ‘Online Texas Death Index’, where death certificates from 1890 to 1976 are available. Much bibliographical data of little known pianists such as Black Boy Shine, Bessie Tucker, and Wilson ‘Thunder’ Smith have been found, providing the background for this two-part article on Texas Blues Piano.”

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Author : Michael Hortig

Source : Blues & Rhythm, 241, August 2009

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“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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Author : Michael Hortig

Source : Blues & Rhythm,  201, August 2005

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“At that time Lewis was very much interested in automobile mechanics, but when an unknown pianist called Al came up from St. Louis, bringing the number ‘The Fives’ to Chicago, he returned to the piano. “So I told Al, I gotta learn how to play that stuff; let’s get together.” In 1924 the Lewis family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, the birthplace of Lewis’s mother, and when they returned some time later, the Lewis family had split….”

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