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by Erwin Helfer

Chicago blues and boogie woogie piano and historic recordings with Mama Yancey
Genre: Blues: Piano Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor
4:27 $0.99
2. Dc Boogie
2:50 $0.99
3. St. James Infirmary
3:11 $0.99
4. St. Louis Blues (feat. Ardella Williams & John Brumbach)
3:46 $0.99
5. Pennies from Heaven
2:35 $0.99
6. Bright Lights, Big City (feat. Katherine Davis & John Brumbach)
4:10 $0.99
7. I Almost Lost My Mind
3:38 $0.99
8. Rocky Mountain Blues (feat. Ardella Williams & John Brumbach)
2:55 $0.99
9. The Fives
2:10 $0.99
10. Four O' Clock Blues
3:27 $0.99
11. Operator Blues (feat. Estelle Mama Yancey)
3:58 $0.99
12. Trouble in Mind (feat. Mama Yancey)
2:05 $0.99
13. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor (Live) [feat. Estelle Mama Yancey, Odie Payne Jr & Truck Parham]
5:01 $0.99
14. A Conversation with Erwin
15:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
As these new recordings prove, Helfer’s octogenarian status has not slowed him down a bit; he’s still tickling the ivories with the same verve that he’s done so throughout his career. On one track, Helfer is joined by his two longtime collaborators, tenor sax player John Brumbach and vocalist Katherine Davis. This disc also marks the debut of vocalist Ardella Williams. We have included three historical, never released before, recordings by Erwin: two 1957 recordings by Estelle “Mama” Yancey with Erwin’s accompaniment and a 1979 live recording with Mama, Erwin, Odie Payne Jr., and Truck Parham. Like all of the great Chicago pianists before him, Erwin learned directly from the masters but developed his own, distinctive, lyrical style; on this disc you can hear his evolution from the 1950’s through the 1970’s to today.



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