Bands That Can Boogie Woogie - 103 Classic Original Recordings [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 4CD SET Box set, Import
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Rock and roll has taken over the world. Anywhere on the planet, a city without rock and roll on the radio is, I guarantee you, a dictatorship. Where did this triumphant form of jazz come from?
Rock, at least "classic rock," is boogie woogie with lyrics.
But there is more to boogie woogie than its historical place as the father of rock and roll. Boogie woogie has a peculiar, originally a secret, ethical code. I sensed this from my father, who taught me boogie woogie as he had learned it --from jazz masters Muggsy Spanier and Jelly Roll Morton. Once I listened to Bands That Can Boogie Woogie, a personal greed came over me to get a good fake book, one that contained additional left hand rhythm patterns beyond what I already knew. That book was "Boogie Woogie for Beginners: A Piano Method by Frank Paparelli." Paparelli has cracked the secret ethical code.
Paparelli's first suggestion: "Before you can attempt to play Boogie Woogie learn how to get the most out of listening to it." He then suggests that you not apply concepts like "beautiful" or "clinging" or "sweet" to boogie woogie. Why? Such concepts are "hopelessly out of taste" because "corny."
A boogie woogie pianist must not and dare not bore nor condescend to his (originally, a dancing) audience by manipulating their sentiments. Corniness is forbidden.
Fluctuations in timing ("rubato") are forbidden, Paparelli tells us.
Minor key and even clashing chromatic tones are not wrong notes in boogie, they give color and embellish (rather than corny emotional tricks). Boogie woogie, Paparelli tells us,.Read more ›
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Having grown up in the Boogie Woogie era I really enjoy this set of Boogie Woogie music and recommend itPublished 1 month ago by Traveler
Love this album. Will give you listening pleasure for hours. But of course I was brought up during this era. I always loved the beat of boogie, and enjoyed dancing to it.. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Louis Innamorato
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