Barrelhouse Buck McFarland

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        b. Thomas McFarland, 16 September 1903, Alton, Illinois, USA, d. April 1962. On his 1929 debut recording, Barrelhouse Buck sang reflectively, like many St. Louis pianists, but his playing was more percussive than that of his contemporaries. This resulted partly from his experience as a drummer, and partly from a conscious decision to make his style different. By 1934, he had adopted a fierce, growling vocal to match his swinging piano, and perhaps also to compete with his accomp... Read more

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