Big Maceo Merriweather Power Piano Player: The Complete Sides 1941-1950 * CD

By Generic

Sold and shipped by

Qty:
$ 24.58 In Stock

Oh no! The item you are looking at is out of stock online.
Enter your email address and we’ll notify you if the item comes back in stock in the next 30 days.

Please enter a valid email address.
Please select a specific item above, including all attributes such as size and colour.
The service is currently unavailable. Please try back again later.
Add to List
Where can you get it? When can you get it? How much does it cost?

from your location

How can you get it? When can you get it? How much does it cost?
Where can you get it? Is it available? What is the price in-store?

Description & Features+

Big Maceo Merriweather Power Piano Player: The Complete Sides 1941-1950 * CD. Recording information: Chicago (02/06/1942); Detroit (02/06/1942); Chicago (02/19/1945); Detroit (02/19/1945); Chicago (02/26/1945); Detroit (02/26/1945); Chicago (02/27/1947); Detroit (02/27/1947); Chicago (04/14/1949); Detroit (04/14/1949); Chicago (06/24/1941); Detroit (06/24/1941); Chicago (07/05/1945); Detroit (07/05/1945); Chicago (07/28/1942); Detroit (07/28/1942); Chicago (10/15/1945); Detroit (10/15/1945); Chicago (10/19/1945); Detroit (10/19/1945); Chicago (12/19/1941); Detroit (12/19/1941); Chicago (1950); Detroit (1950).
Big Maceo Merriweather was a powerhouse pianist and a surprisingly expressive vocalist who played a huge role in creating the template for what would come to be known as the Chicago blues. Often playing in support of his friend guitarist Tampa Red, Maceo recorded several classic sides for RCA Victor's Bluebird subsidiary between 1941 and 1950, along with a handful of sides for Specialty Records and Fortune Records during his autumnal years, and they're all presented here in this two-disc set. Maceo's amazing piano presence influenced the likes of Johnny Jones, Otis Spann, Willie Mabon, and Henry Gray, among many others, but, unfortunately, in 1946 Maceo suffered a severe stroke that left him with a paralyzed right side. It's amazing that he returned to recording in 1947, this time with Eddie Boyd on piano, and while Maceo contributed only vocals, Boyd copied his previous stride style so well that these tracks flowed seamlessly from the earlier ones, and when Johnny Jones took over on piano a year later, again, it all felt cut from the same cloth. Maceo's last tracks, cut for Fortune, are heartbreakingly sad, though. Big Maceo played the left-hand piano parts and James Watkins played the right-hand parts for these, and while one has to admire Maceo's spunk in such a valiant effort, truthfully the fire was largely gone, and Maceo died shortly after these recordings were made. This set has the story. At his prime, there wasn't a better or more exciting piano player on earth. ~ Steve Leggett

Specifications+

Brand
Generic
Product Identifiers
Model #
0
SKU
4GHNH195216X
UPC
78806542302

Return Policy+

Retrieving the return policy from this seller

If you buy something online but it's not everything you dreamed it to be, no worries! We're here for you.

 

 > Return Policy

You can return this item within 90 days from the day you receive your online order.

There are two easy ways to return this item:

  • Return this item to a Walmart store
  • Return this item by mail

From the Manufacturer +

Ratings & Reviews+

Q & A+

:

Phone:

Store details