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  1. dearieme
    June 26, 2012 at 22:52

    A bluesie-woosie chantoosie (as Fats might well have said) was recently drawn to my attention by the memoirs of Kingsley Amis. Here’s Cleo Brown with a piano blues.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGfRJAjkWb4

    I prefer her in jazz mode; “stride” I suppose.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6e9hJ0asmI

    She also plays other piano styles: here she is with the classic Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsLoQSjRAP8&feature=related

    I wonder whether this was one of Amis’s favourite tracks – he was quite a boozer, after all.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ERa5b_zqvQ

    Lastly, it’s rather touching that Dave Brubeck wrote a tribute to Cleo: herewith.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97h401AL-Fg

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