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Winter Boogieland

by Rob Rio

A collection of rollicking boogie woogie and blues piano solos for Christmastime.
Genre: Holiday: Blues
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1. Rudolph's Red Nose Boogie
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2. Decking the Halls Boogie
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1:44 $0.99
3. Santa Claus Is Boogiein' To Town
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4. Drummer Boy Blues
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5. Jingling Bells Boogie
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6. Rockin' Around the X-Mas Boogie
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7. Silent Night Blues
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8. Winter Wonderland of N.O.
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9. Wonderful World Blues
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Boogie man extraordinaire Rob Rio has created a series of boogie woogie piano interpretations for the holidays! Known by some as the "Boss of the Boogie", pianoman/vocalist ROB RIO plays the boogie-woogie and jump blues of the 40's and 50's with a virtuosity and elan that has excited audiences around the world for more than 20 years. RIO has performed with many of the original blues greats, such as Muddy Waters, Willy Dixon, Charles Brown, Joe Cocker and many more, and has recorded with Mick Jagger, Canned Heat, Billy Boy Arnold, William Clarke, Coco Montoya, Finas Tasby and others, and continues to do session work.

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., RIO now resides in Los Angeles and currently performs at festivals, events and clubs at home and on the road and has been a favorite attraction throughout the Southland for the last 20 years, either as a solo performer or with his 5-piece band, THE REVOLVERS.

"The best boogie- woogie player I've heard in a long time. He's really got it! "

Charles Brown

"I think Rob Rio plays as good as the very best pianist in the boogie music. He certainly has my approval."

Floyd Dixon

"...a flamboyant pianist, dynamic performer, charismatic entertainer..."

Greg Druest - KCBS FM

"...a boogie-woogie virtuoso..."

KEYBOARD Magazine

"Whether performing solo or with his smokin' band, Rob Rio's show is always a crowd pleaser."

Michael Kaufer - Foundation for American Roots Music.


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Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Fantastic Christmas Boogie-Woogie/Blues CD
If you’re finding you haven’t gotten into the holiday spirit yet, then the fantastic Christmas Boogie-Woogie/Blues CD, “Winter Boogieland,” by the extremely talented piano man Rob Rio, is just the right thing to set the mood. Rio, who has performed with many well known artists, takes these traditional Christmas tunes and interprets them with a brilliant style and finesse. Opening up the album, “Rudolph’s Red Nose Boogie,” is wonderful as Rio rips across the keys with a fury of energetic stylish flair. Taking it down a few notches, the songs, “Drummer Boy Blues” and “Silent Night Blues,” are not only soulful and rooted with exquisite Blues tonality but one can feel the emotive passion rising from Rio’s performance of these songs. There is a tremendous amount of energy packed into this album and you will find these songs to be fun, vibrant, and brilliantly performed by Rio. Fans of the great Jerry Lee Lewis will truly appreciate the magnificent Christmas Boogie-Woogie/Blues songs on the album, “Winter Boogieland,” as it is an excellent collection of Holiday music performed by a spectacular pianist.