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Meade Lux Lewis: Tidal Boogie

The contents of this short-playing CD also appeared on Tops and Storyville LPs with (according to the discographies) six additional tracks. It’s a weirdo in other respects, too. Lewis plays a tack piano (thumbtacks on the hammers), which gives a jangling sound once apparently thought appropriate to high times in barrelhouses-pubs, that is, where beer used to be drawn straight from barrels ranged behind the bar.

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