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Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions is an eclectic seven-CD set of rarities by everyone from Buddy Rich (drumming andBlues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury SessionsJazz Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions is an eclectic seven-CD set of rarities by everyone from Buddy Rich (drumming and1995-11-24
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Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): Verve; Status: In Season

Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions is an eclectic seven-CD set of rarities by everyone from Buddy Rich (drumming and singing) to jump-blues man Eddie ”Cleanhead” Vinson. Treats include early work by R&B pianist Professor Longhair and blues shouter Jimmy Witherspoon, but alternate takes of Albert Ammons’ boogie-woogie pieces are too much of a good thing.

Originally posted November 24 1995 — 12:00 AM EST

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