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Ralph Sutton - Backroom Piano mp3 album

  • Performer: Ralph Sutton
  • Title: Backroom Piano
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: US
  • Released: 1959
  • MP3 album: 1834 mb
  • FLAC album: 1620 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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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
A2 Harlem Drag
A3 Jelly Roll Blues
A4 Cannon Ball Blues
A5 Black Bottom Stomp
A6 Cataract Rag
A7 Shoe Shine Boy
B1 Christopher Columbus
B2 Hindustan
B3 Villain
B4 Frog Legs Rag
B5 Chromatic Rag
B6 Grace And Beauty
B7 The Cascades


  • Photography By – Herman Leonard

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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

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