WILL BRADLEY & HIS ORCHESTRA "Beat Me Daddy To A Boogie Beat"

A fine collection of Boogie Woogie classics from the late 1930's and early 1940's featuring the talents of Will Bradley, Ray McKinley and the great piano of Freddie Slack.Will Bradley's legacy is largely built on the work he did between 1939 and 1941, which corresponds with his collaboration with drummer and singer Ray McKinley. McKinley was one of the era's best and most dynamic big band drummers, and with Bradley's unassuming but solid trombone skills, plus Fred Slack's explosive piano playing, the Will Bradley Orchestra developed a patented boogie/swing style on hits like the two-part "Beat Me Daddy (Eight to the Bar)," "Scrub Me Mama (With a Boogie Beat)," and the smooth, easy "Celery Stalks at Midnight," all of which are included here. A rare trio outing with Bradley, McKinley, and Slack on the fun, loose "Down the Road a Piece" is a particular delight. Bradley was never much of a publicity hound, so he isn't probably as well known as he should be, but the music speaks for itself. A great set. (Allmusic)

01 Memphis Blues 02 Old Doc Yak 03 Celery Stalks At Midnight 04 Strange Cargo 05 Jimtown Blues 06 Rhumboogie 07 Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar Part 1 08 Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar Part 2 09 Rock-A-Bye The Boogie 10 Down The Road Apiece 11 Scrub Me Mama, With A Boogie Beat 12 The Five O'Clock Whistle 13 Three Ring Ragout 14 I Boogied When I Should Have Woogied 15 Chicken Gumboogie 16 Stardust 17 Boogie Woogie Conga 18 Bounce Me Brother With A Solid Four 19 April In Paris 20 All That Meat And No Potatoes 21 The Booglie Wooglie Piggy 22 Basin Street Boogie 23 Fry Me Cookie, With A Can Of Lard 24 The Three B's (Barrelhouse, Boogie And Blues)
...served by Gyro1966...

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