Cover and Back Cover Photos:
To go with the theme of "Project Boogie", I found these photos on the Smithsonian website. They date from the 1940's. The ladies are working in a factory taking apart pianos for the metal, which was to be used in airplane engines for the war effort.
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Jon hails from Ridgewood, New Jersey. He studied classical music in high school, then at Farleigh Dickinson University and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Now living in Florida, he can be heard performing at the Crowne Plaza hotel at Orlando airport as well as at Walt Disney World, which doesn’t prevent him from providing several local parishes with music. On the lay side, Jon has roughly released one boogie woogie album a year since 2003. Out of the 14 tracks (all self-penned) of the album, there are four slower ones, among them “Special for Yancey”. Among the others, all rooted in the tradition of masters of the style, the Ammons, Yancey or Johnson, because they were cut in the right mood without overproduction, you’ll get the choice etween.
......As regards the cover photo, it comes from 1943 files
: (dis)assembly line workers are separating ivory keys from
metallic parts of a piano keyboard to save the metal for
plane engines (that was in the heart of WWII).
Highly recommended to fans of Jerry Lee Lewis piano style.
Bernard Boyat for Cri du Coyote N°102 Magazine- France