Monthly Archives: May, 2013

The Frank Himpsl Piano Roll Musical Archive

Posted in - Featured & Piano Roll on May 27th 2013 2 Comments

I’m very proud to host The Frank Himpsl Piano Roll Musical Archive.
His Piano Roll Musical Archive is dedicated to the preservation of mechanical music, via midi recordings of surviving player piano and nickelodeon rolls. Featured will be rare performances or arrangements of ragtime, blues and jazz.  All midi files on his site …

Cow Cow Davenport and K. G. Barkoot

Posted in - Biography on May 14th 2013 0 Comments Cow Cow Davenport

 

Cow Cow Blues
(recorded from Vocalstyle #13415 piano roll – played by Charles Cow Cow Davenport)
(Recorded with Pianoteq 4.5.1 – D4 Vintage)

Hurry And Bring It Home Blues
(recorded from Vocalstyle #13482 piano roll)
(Recorded with Pianoteq 4.5.1 – D4 Vintage)

Get It Fixed
(recorded from Vocalstyle #13748 piano roll)
(Recorded with Pianoteq 4.5.1 – D4 Vintage)

from Doctor Jazz Magazine  #205 – …

Deep South Piano: The Story of Little Brother Montgomery

Posted in - Biography on May 14th 2013 0 Comments Deep South Piano

“Since Deep South Piano was written in 1970, a number of details and general remarks are out of date, and more recent research (by myself and others) made me change several viewpoints.”

Karl Gert zur Heide

Bro’r Montgomery? He been dead and gone a long time.’ Ishmon Bracey hasn’t seen …

Who Was Black Bob ?

Posted in - Biography on May 9th 2013 5 Comments Black Bob Hudson

I’m very proud to publish three excerpts from Blues Unlimited magazine focusing on Black Bob, an obscure but very talented pianist in Chicago during the late 20’s and 30’s.
I’d like to thank Mr. Alan Balfour sincerely for his valuable work providing these excerpts from his documents collection.

Take It Easy Greasy
(Lil Johnson,vcl w/ Black …

Black Bob Hudson Transcriptions

Posted in - Biography & Transcriptions on May 6th 2013 0 Comments

Very little is known about Black Bob Hudson, except that he was a ragtime-influenced blues pianist who was active from the 1920s and 1930s, and worked with such renowned figures as Lil Johnson, Merline Johnson, and Memphis Minnie, as well as lesser-known artists such as singer Charley West (whose “Hobo Blues” features Hudson‘s …