These recordings were produced by Eurreal “Little Brother” Montgomery and his wife Jan Montgomery, often by bringing a recording engineer to their...


  • These recordings were produced by Eurreal “Little Brother” Montgomery and his wife Jan Montgomery, often by bringing a recording engineer to their apartment. Most remained unissued, until Little Brother’s protégé “Barrelhouse Chuck” Goering introduced the Montgomerys to Earwig CEO Michael Frank, who licensed the tracks from the couple. The album ably spotlights the pianist’s outstanding playing of traditional blues and traditional jazz, showing why he was so significant to the early development of both genres

    “Little Brother was one of the finest of the first generation of blues pianists who came out of the barrelhouse and back rooms of the rural South in the early 1900s. This fine collection is mostly unissued cuts recorded from the late 60s to the early 80s. Excellent for collectors, and great old piano stylings as well.” – Pittsburgh Press

    1. The Rocks 1:31
    2. Louisiana Blues 4:04
    3. Brother Red’s Boogie 3:17
    4. Without You Sweetheart 3:55
    5. Suitcase Blues 4:07
    6. Jan 4:40
    7. Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie 3:19
    8. Hard Oh Lord 4:04
    9. I’m Gonna Build My Bed On the Bottom Of the Deep Blue Sea 2:56
    10. Yankee Doodle Blues 3:14
    11. I’m Going Back To Old Tennessee 2:42
    12. No Special Rider Boogie 2:18
    13. Mini Skirt Blues 3:53
    14. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans 4:47
  • Release Date: May 24, 1995

    Little Brother Montgomery – piano and vocals
    Charles “Truck” Parham – upright bass
    James Herndon – drums
    Tollie “Duke” Montgomery – piano
    Theodore “Red” Saunders – drums
    Charles “Truck” Parham – bass
    Roy Slaughter – drums
    Edith Wilson – vocal
    Jan Montgomery – vocal

    Produced by Michael Robert Frank and Janet A. Montgomery
    Leon Kelert – Lakco Record Company, engineer
    Paul Smith – Acme Audio and Recording Company, remixing and CD mastering

    Clark Dean – Photography & Graphic Design