Robert Shaw

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      He didn't record much at all -- a marvelous 1963 album for Almanac, reissued on Chris Strachwitz's Arhoolie label, remains his principal recorded legacy -- but barrelhouse pianist Robert Shaw helped greatly to establish a distinctive regional style of pounding the 88s around Houston, Fort Worth, and Galveston during the 1920s and '30s. Those decades represented Shaw's playing heyday, when he forged a stunning barrelhouse style of his own in the bars, dancehalls, and whorehouses ... Read more

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