Piano – Robert Shaw (5) (tracks: A1-5,B1-5). Recorded By – Mack McCormick. Vocals – Robert Shaw (5) (tracks: A1,3,5,B1,3-5). Recorded at Austin Texas, March 8, June 10 and August 9,1963. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.
Robert Shaw (August 9, 1908 – May 18, 1985) was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, best known for his 1963 album, The Ma Grinder. Shaw was born in Stafford, Texas, the son of farm owners Jesse and Hettie Shaw, who owned a farm there. The family also owned a Steinway grand piano, and his sisters had lessons in playing, but Shaw's father was against allowing his son to learn the instrument.
In 1963, Shaw recorded an album, Texas Barrelhouse Piano, which was produced by Robert "Mack" McCormick and released by McCormick's Almanac Book and Recording Company. In the late 1950s, McCormick "discovered" and recorded Mance Lipscomb, Robert Shaw and Lightnin' Hopkins. Lightnin' Hopkins Mance Lipscomb Robert Johnson Robert Shaw (blues musician) Henry Thomas (blues musician). List of boogie woogie musicians. Robert Shaw (1908–1985), American barrelhouse pianist, recorded "The Ma Grinder". Albert Ammons Marcia Ball Blind John Davis Boogie Woogie Red Cow Cow Davenport. Robert Shaw (August 9, 1908 – May 18, 1985) was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, best known for his 1963 album, The Ma Grinder.
Robert Shaw was a renowned Texas barrelhouse pianist who learned his trade in Houston's Fourth Ward, and would have been better known if he had travelled more! . This prime example of barrelhouse piano got Robert noticed, with his complex, jazz influenced style and strong left hand work. Festival dates were arranged in Europe and at home, but perhaps Robert was not keen on travel as his live appearances outside Texas were sporadic. Talking about his style, he said, When you listen to what I’m playin’ you got to see in your mind all them gals out there swingin’ their butts and gettin’ the mens all excited. Otherwise you ain’t got this music rightly understood! Robert passed away in Austin in 1985. Ma Grinder’ from Robert Shaw
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After seeking out Mr. Hopkins in Houston in 1959, he brought him to the recording studio to make Autobiography in Blues, an album that put him at the center of the folk music revival. Chris Strachwitz, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Long Gone Miles and an unidentified man in Houston in 1959. He later recorded one of his finds on the album Robert Shaw: Texas Barrelhouse Piano, the first and only release from Almanac records, which he founded in 1965. The folklorist Alan Lomax invited Mr. McCormick to bring a group of prison singers from Texas to the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, a creative idea vetoed by the attorney general of Texas.
|A2||Whores Is Funky|
|A3||Here I Come With My Dirty, Dirty Duckins On|
|A5||Put Me In The Alley|
|B1||Groceries On My Shelf|
|B4||The Ma Grinder|
- Producer – Chris Strachwitz
- Recorded By – Mack McCormick
Recorded in Austin, Texas in March, 1963
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: F101A M143 / F101B M144
|F 1010||Robert Shaw||Texas Barrelhouse Piano (LP, Album)||Arhoolie Records||F 1010||US||Unknown|
|AM 10||Robert Shaw||Texas Barrelhouse Piano (LP)||Almanac Book & Record Co.||AM 10||US||1966|