Barrel-House Pete

Barrel-House Pete

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At first glance, the life and times of Barrelhouse Pete seems to be the stuff of exciting, even scandalous music legend. His father was a Texas Ranger! He recorded a piano solo entitled "Pussy" which may have set the scene for an era of repressive musical censorship! There was no real Barrelhouse Pete, however. The famous pianist Art Gillham was behind this ruse, which was probably thought up by one of many enterprising record producers of the late '20s. And since the Gillham st... Read more

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