Chicago: The Living Legends

Little Brother Montgomery

Chicago The Living Legends
  • CAT # OBCCD-525-25

    1. Home Again Blues 4:01
    2. Up The Country Blues 4:38
    3. Saturday Night Function 4:57
    4. Michigan Water Blues 3:20
    5. Sweet Daddy (Your Mama's Done Gone Mad) 3:08
    6. Prescription For The Blues 3:42
    7. Vicksburg Blues 3:13
    8. Trouble In Mind 3:13
    9. Riverside Boogie 2:39
    10. Oh Daddy (You Won't Have No Mama At All) 2:25
    11. Something Keeps Worrying Me 4:02
    12. Cooter Crawl 5:48

Louisiana-born pianist-singer Eurreal “Little Brother” Montgomery was one of those rare musicians as adept at playing rhythm ‘n’ blues as he was at traditional jazz. For this 1961 session in Riverside’s Chicago: The Living Legends series, producer Chris Albertson recorded him both as a soloist and with a combo of Windy City traditional jazz veterans. The material includes numbers of his own composing, as well as classics from the pens of Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and others. Especially charming are Montgomery’s four unaccompanied piano solos.

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