This is the first album of a three part series which is a history of the roots of blues piano.
The period of widespread popularity for blues music began around 1909 and continued until the mid 1920s. This period saw blues rise from obscurity to a national craze, yet the piano part of this history is little known today.This cd brings that long lost music back to life. Eleven pages of notes to the music add much historical information.
This is a hi-quality recording of a fine grand piano performed by artists who are tops in this style of music. Midi files are available. Artists included are: Richard Zimmerman, Tamas Ittzes, Gale Foehner, Mike Montgomery, Trebor Tichenor, Molly Kaufman, Tom Briar, Elliott Adams, David Thomas Roberts and Scott Kirby.