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  1. dearieme June 26, 2012 at 22:52 Permalink

    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.

    I prefer her in jazz mode; “stride” I suppose.

    She also plays other piano styles: here she is with the classic Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie.

    I wonder whether this was one of Amis’s favourite tracks – he was quite a boozer, after all.

    Lastly, it’s rather touching that Dave Brubeck wrote a tribute to Cleo: herewith.

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