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Deep South Piano
Agram Blues AB3CD 2026
In 1968 and 1972 Karl Gert zur Heide traveled the United States in search of living exponents of one of the most neglected African-American art forms: piano blues. Forty-five years later all the artists are deceased and if it were not for Karl's devotion, this unique music would have been lost forever. The featured artists are Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Shakey Horton, Lafayette Leake, Sweet Williams, Dewey Corley, Tuts Washington, Buddy Burns, Willie Bell Dailey, Joe Montgomery, Gus Perryman, Roosevelt Sykes, Simon Frazier, Adam Cato and Leon René.
The box contains 3 CDs with 77 tracks and a 20-page illustrated booklet with extensive liner notes by Karl Gert zur Heide.
The Deep South Piano box sells for only 19.99 euros and is a companion to zur Heide's book Deep South Piano: The Story of Little Brother Montgomery (Studio Vista: London, 1970).