Whorehouse music, Texas style. No kidding

Piano scholar and player James Goodwin has a number of videos up on YouTube. This, he says, “is an improvisation in the piano blues style that developed in the barrelhouses and whorehouses of Texas in the 1920s and 1930s. Characteristic is the use of slurred notes in the right hand and pumping chords or stride in the left hand.” (Buy a CD here)

 

 

 

 

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