Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie (1971)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Maison De Blues, 983 344-0 | rem: 2006 | 385Mb
In his powerfully insightful book of blues-inspired poetry Fattening Frogs for Snakes – Delta Sound Suite, John Sinclair cites blues and jazz scholar Robert Palmer as a source for the theory that the linguistic taproots of the word "boogie" probably reach back to West Africa, as the Hausa "buga" and the Mandingo "bug" both mean "to beat" as in "to beat a drum." This makes sense given the rhythmic potency of boogie-woogie, a style that emerged during the early 20th century among Southern black laborers who lived, toiled, and partied near the very bottom of the U.S. social hierarchy, usually living in an environment that was secluded from the rest of the population and often engaging in the production of turpentine.