on August 26, 2004
I hate to write anything bad about the irrepressible music and spirit of the great Meade Lux Lewis, but anyone interested in blues and boogie piano should look for other recordings than this one. Lewis plays a terrible quasi-honky-tonk piano and he is accompanied by an anonymous guitar player and a bassist, who seem to be sleeping on the job. The overall idea behind this recording seems to be to capture Lewis' music as some kind of an 'oldie' thing, which is as far from the truth as you can come.
If you want to hear vintage Lewis - which is truly awesome - check out the recordings from 1939-1941, or The Blues Piano Artistry of Meade Lux Lewis (1961) instead.