Jimmy & Mamma Yancey

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    How Long Blues (aka How Long How Long Blues)Jimmy & Mamma Yancey
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    Make Me A Pallet On The FloorJimmy & Mamma Yancey
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        One of the seminal boogie-woogie pianists, Yancey was active in and around Chicago playing house parties and clubs from 1915, yet he remained unrecorded until May 1939, when he recorded "The Fives" and "Jimmy's Stuff" for a small label. Soon after, he became the first boogie-woogie pianist to record an album of solos, for Victor. By then, Yancey's work around Chicago had already influenced such younger and better-known pianists as Meade "Lux" Lewis, Pinetop Smith, and Albert Amm... Read more

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