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Next to Professor Longhair and Fats Domino, no one better typified the New Orleans piano style than the work of Huey "Piano" Smith. This 24-track, single-disc compilation is the first proposed installment of Huey and the Clowns' tenure with the Jackson, Mississippi-based Ace label, home to his biggest hits. Kicking off with parts one and two of his first hit, "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" (although the second part used here seems one overdub away from the single version issued), more obscure but equally worthwhile items like "Little Liza Jane," "Just a Lonely Clown," "Would You Believe It (I Have a Cold)" and "She Got Low Down" sit comfortably next to the hits ("High Blood Pressure," "Don't You Just Know It," "Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues," "Don't You Know Yockomo" and "Pop-Eye"), making this volume a perfect introduction to the music of this Crescent City genius. Transfers are as crisp as you could ask for, and the packaging and liner notes are equally fine. ~ Cub Koda, All Music Guide
They were ground bustin' times and Huey Smith was one of the pioneers with his infectious and rollicking piano playing which incorporated the boogie styles of Pete Johnson, the jazz style of Jelly Roll Morton and the unique piano playing style of Fats Domino.What a combination....and the result is pure rock'n'roll in its unadulterated form.
"Rockin' Pheumonia", "High Blood Pressure", "Well I'll Be John Brown", "For Cryin' Out Loud", and "Scald-Dog", all are excellent examples of true rock music, but the others also match up to what is a very good album, musically most enjoyable and a useful reminder of the roots of R'n'R.
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It is a particular form of RnR which seemed great at the time but now -not surprisingly - is so dated. The recording quality is not good by today's standards and here we could have a long debate about authenticity etc. I found that the squeaky tinny voices ruined it for me. Sure the piano/sax/etc were great but the voices - yuk. I do not remember them sounding like that on the 78's/45's.
If you want to experience this type of RnR and wallow in nostalgia then this is for you. If not there plenty of good covers of Huey's songs around by the likes of Dr John or Rhythm Kings and so on.
If you're a Huey 'Piano' Smith fan, then this is for you. Included is the best R&B/R&R(call it whatever you want)track ever recorded. 'High Blood Pressure'.
Many of these tracks are unreleased.
A certified winner! Just put it on "shuffle".
I would spend, at most, $4 for the CD. (That is either as 4 MP3 songs or $4 for the whole CD.)