Ralph Sutton - Backroom Piano mp3 album
Unlike later in his career, Sutton is quite vocal at the piano, with his soft muttering punctuates nearly every track, while his skill as a ragtime interpreter is already very impressive for a 27 year old. Most of the tunes in this album have long since fallen into obscurity, with the exception of Jelly Roll Morton's "Black Botton Stomp" and "Jelly Roll Blues," along with "Christopher Columbus. This Down Home LP will be somewhat difficult to track down but is worth the effort.
Complete your Ralph Sutton collection. Ralph Sutton (2). Backroom Piano (LP, Album, Mono). MG D-4.
This provocatively titled CD pairs two piano masters-Ralph Sutton and Jay McShann-in a series of duets that evoke images of saloons full of sin and cigar smoke. Joining our two stride-piano giants are bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Gus Johnson-elegant company, indeed! Go Unlimited. The sound samples on this page describe this music better than I can with words, but I do want to mention that like the first album pairing the two pianos of Sutton and McShann, their playing is so seamless that unless you are a musician you may not know that they are playing as a duet backed by bass and drums. Also like the first album, the way Sutton blends his stride with McShann's Kansas City style blues is remarkable. One would think the two styles would be incompatible, but they are symbiotic here
1. Down Home Rag. 2:530:30. Listen to Backroom Piano (Mono Version) in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 1959 - BNF Collection 2013.
Ralph Earl Sutton (November 4, 1922 – December 30, 2001) was an American jazz pianist born in Hamburg, Missouri. He was a stride pianist in the tradition of James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. Sutton had a stint as a session musician with Jack Teagarden's band before joining the US Army during World War II. After the war, he played at various venues in Missouri, eventually ending up at Eddie Condon's club in Greenwich Village.
Backroom Piano - Chromatic Rag, Harlem Rag, Shoe Shine Boy and 14 more tracks from this album here for free. More albums by this artist. Count: 14. Views: 1. Backroom Piano tracks. Chromatic Rag. Harlem Rag.
San Francisco, CA, November, 1949. Los Angeles, CA, 1956. On Revival Day. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home.
|A1||Down Home Rag|
|A3||Jelly Roll Blues|
|A4||Cannon Ball Blues|
|A5||Black Bottom Stomp|
|A7||Shoe Shine Boy|
|B4||Frog Legs Rag|
|B6||Grace And Beauty|
- Photography By – Herman Leonard
|MG V - 1004, V-1004||Ralph Sutton||Backroom Piano (LP, Album, Mono)||Verve Records||MG V - 1004, V-1004||US||Unknown|
|MG D-4||Ralph Sutton||Backroom Piano (LP, Album, Mono)||Down Home Records||MG D-4||US||1955|
|33CX 10061||Ralph Sutton||Backroom Piano (LP, Album, Mono)||Columbia||33CX 10061||UK||1955|