Boogie Woogie and the Blues
Catalog Number: ADG148
Author: Andrew D. Gordon
Publisher: ADG Productions
This 64 page book is dedicated to all the great Blues and Boogie-Woogie pianists who Andrew has had the privilege of listening to over the last 40 years. His first recollection of being inspired to learn Blues piano was in 1968 when he heard the Blues piano solo by Nicky Hopkins on the song Blues Deluxe from Jeff Beck’s first album Truth Just as that piano solo inspired him, in turn he hopes these songs inspire you in the same way. The song Boogie with Nicky is dedicated to Nicky Hopkins. He hopes that you have the same enjoyment learning and playing these songs as he did creating them.
There are nine songs in this book which Andrew composed ranging from the slow Blues of H.R. Blues to the up-tempo Boogie-Woogie of Holly and Ben’s Boogie as well as the Ragtime feel of Raggedy Blues. Beside learning from this book it is important to listen to the masters of Blues and Boogie-Woogie piano styles, a discography on page 2 will get you started.
As of December 2018 the book has been updated to include downloadable audio files which include the piano with rhythm tracks and rhythm play-a-long tracks to practice along with.
Anyone who has previously bought the book with the piano part only and would like the rhythm audio files please contact firstname.lastname@example.org