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Album Review

Burt Bale's testament to Jelly Roll Morton has numbers such as "Wild Man Blues," "New Orleans Joys," and "Midnight Mama," backed with Paul Lingle's mixed bag of W.C. Handy and Morton's blues and stomps, including "Memphis Blues" and "Black Bottom Stomp" (1953).


Born: 20 April 1916 in Stevensville, MT

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Overshadowed through the years by his contemporary, Wally Rose, Burt Bales was a talented stride and ragtime pianist in his own right. He started playing piano when he was 12 and worked in California in the 1930s in various hotel and dance bands. Bales became part of the 1940s San Francisco jazz movement when he started playing with Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, but he was soon drafted (1943) and never officially recorded with the group (other than a session in which they were joined by Bunk...
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They Tore My Playhouse Down...., Burt Bales
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  • 7,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Ragtime
  • Released: 01 January 1953

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