Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Marcia Ball - Wicked Boogie Woogie

Professor Long Hair would be proud. That's just what I told Marcia Ball when she was signing a CD for me last Saturday night after a "Blues Women" concert at the Schnitzer Center in Portland. This woman certainly knows how to boogie. Check out her MySpace profile. Ball doesn't tickle the ivories, she beats them into soulfull submission in an energetic display that is perfect for the stage. Ball's repertoire, from Blues to Boogie Woogie and Honky Tonk, includes a lot of original material and spirited covers of old and new standards. I've been a big fan for years. More on Ball's concert co-stars in a future post. But for now, check out her video below for a dose.

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