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Some of Lofton's best, with the selections "Strut That Thing," "Monkey Man Blues," and "Pitchin' Boogie" being particular standouts. (Import)

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Cripple Clarence Lofton = Amazing

This is a man that was sooo talented. So happy he's on iTunes!! Grew up to this kind of music ..... Just the best!!!


Born: March 28, 1887 in Kingsport, TN

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s

Cripple Clarence Lofton is one of those colorful names that adorned many an album collection of early boogie-woogie piano 78s in the early days of the '60s folk-blues revival. An early practitioner of the form, along with his fellow contemporaries Cow Cow Davenport, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Pine Top Smith, and Jimmy Yancey, Lofton was one of the originators who spread the word in Chicago in the early '20s. The physically challenged nicknamed he used -- seen by modern audiences as a tad exploitative,...
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Cripple Clarence Lofton Vol. 1 (1935-1939), Cripple Clarence Lofton
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Blues, Music
  • Released: 1994

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