Lots of excellent stories and information I wasn t previously aware of, communicated in a very workmanlike style If you are a hardcore NOLA rb buff it s a must Huey s a bit of a mystery, and the book clarifies that considerably. Wirt inhabits this story as a reporter, not a participant, letting the real star, Huey Smith, emerge in all his brilliance and complexity Read Huey Piano Smith S Musical Legacy Stands Alongside That Of Fellow New Orleans Legends Dr John, Fats Domino, Ernie K Doe, And Allen Toussaint HisClassic, Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu, Made Billboard S Top RB Singles Chart, And Hundreds Of Artists Including Aerosmith, The Grateful Dead, The Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, And Chubby Checker Have Recorded His Songs The First Biography Of The Artist Responsible For Hits Don T You Just Know It, High Blood Pressure, And Sea Cruise, Huey Piano Smith And The Rocking Pneumonia Blues Follows The Musician S Extraordinary Life From His Depression Era Childhood To His Teen Years As A Pianist For Blues Star Guitar Slim To His Mainstream Success In The S And S Drawing From Extensive Interviews And Court Records, Author And Journalist John Wirt Also Provides New Insights On Smith S Professional Disappointments And Financial Struggles In The S And S As He Battled Over Royalties From His Most Successful And Profitable Work An Enigmatic And Guarded Personality In A Profession Of Extroverted Performers, Smith Made Farreaching Contributions To The New Orleans Music Scene As A Songwriter, Pianist, And Producer Wirt Reveals That Smith S Numerous Collaborations With Other Artists Including The Clowns, The Pitter Pats, The Hueys, And Shindig Smith And The Soul Shakers Served As Vehicles For His Creative Vision Rather Than Simply As An Anonymous Backup For A Leading Front ManThroughout This Intimate Account, Wirt Details Smith S Significant Impact On Rock And Roll History And Underscores Both The Longevity Of His Music Which Has Entertained And Inspired For Over Five Decades And The Musician S Personal Endurance In The Face Of Hardship And Opposition
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Huey piano Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues book, this is one of the most wanted John Wirt author readers around the world.
- 294 pages
- Huey piano Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues
- John Wirt
- 26 December 2019 John Wirt