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Rockin This House Box set, Original recording remastered

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This 103-track set celebrates three of Chicago's greatest 88-key masters! Here are ivory-pounding classics by Memphis Slim ( Now I Got the Blues; Throw This Poor Dog a Bone; Motherless Child ), Roosevelt Sykes ( Lowland Blues; Drivin' Wheel; Rock It ) and Eddie Boyd ( Playmate Shuffle; I Had to Let Her Go )!

Disc: 1
1. Now I Got The Blues
2. Don't Ration My Love
3. Mistake In Life
4. Grinder Man Blues
5. Slim's Boogie
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Disc: 2
1. You And I
2. Timsy's Whimsy
3. Frisco Bay
4. Restless Nights
5. If You Live That Life
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Disc: 3
1. This Is My Lucky Day
2. I Love My Baby
3. Wish Me Well
4. Four Years Of Torment
5. Sassy Mae
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Disc: 4
1. I Had To Let Her Go - Eddie Boyd
2. Kilroy Won't Be Back - Eddie Boyd
3. You Got To Leave That Gal - Eddie Boyd
4. Rosa Lee Swing - Eddie Boyd
5. Unfair Lovers - Eddie Boyd
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 27, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • ASIN: B000FFOYXE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,845 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Jefferson TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 26, 2008
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This collection of four cd's averages about seventy minutes each. The recordings are up to usual JSP standards. To have a collection of these three major artists in one place is fantastic. Both Memphis Slim and Roosevelt Sykes are well-known. However,the great Eddie Boyd should certainly be as well-known. Memphis Slim is given the most space in this collection,and rightly so. Playing with a group consisting of a rhthym section and a sax or two and the great Matt Murphy on guitar during this stage of his career makes these songs unbeatable. Some of these tunes went on to become staples for the rest of Slim's career. No matter if the song is fast or slow the "Chicago sound" comes through.

Roosevelt Sykes is only given about half of a cd. Several of his songs are variants of some of his songs he has recorded. There is a similar feel of styles between Slim and Sykes,but that is a good thing! If you like either Slim and/or Sykes there are numerous albums which continue their development which can easily be found.

Eddie Boyd is not as well-known as the above two artists because he did not have the chances to record like they did. Some of you will remember his recordings done in England with members of Fleetwood Mac. Boyd was not happy with these recordings but at least it gave him a chance to record. The songs on this collection represent his most well-known and important songs-songs he would continue to play for the rest of his life.

I advise anyone who is interested in Chicago blues piano to do a little research into all three of these people's music,as you will find more great music by these three and learn more about their styles. Doing so will reward you with some insight into the times and the lives,and more great music of these real deal bluesmen.
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This is a 4 CD box set from JSP Records featuring 104 tracks of piano based blues recorded in Chicago between 1946 and 1953.

The first two CDs are all material with Memphis Slim as band leader. Memphis Slim is probably not as well known today as he deserves to be, but he one of the leading Chicago blues players of the late 1940s and 1950s. It's all very good material and the sound is quite good.

The third CD is half Memphis Slim and half Roosevelt Sykes. If you're not familiar with Roosevelt Sykes, he was one of the blues piano greats, with a career stretching from the 1920s until his death in early 1980s. The Roosevelt Sykes material here is good, although the sound is not as good as other Roosevelt Sykes recordings from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The fourth CD is all Eddie Boyd, another leading Chicago based blues piano player of the period; very good material and the sound is good.

Overall, a very worthwhile compilation for anyone interested in blues piano.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By V. Hansmann on September 27, 2010
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This gets off to a slow start, but is well-worth it. The pleasures of this compilation of blues and R&B are endless.
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