"25 Years of Chicago Blues Piano Vol. 1"
by Mike Emery
Blues Access #46
Summer of 2001
Chuck Goering is an unsung veteran of sorts. While his name doesnít inspire
the reverence reserved for Pinetop Perkins, he had the rare opportunity to
study under Chicagoís blues piano legends. The journeyman cuts loose on this
release and has a number of A-list stars sitting in. With a style thatís
both flexible and disciplined, he handles the ivories with ease. Willie Kent
makes an appearance on his own tune, "Mama Told Me," and transports the
listener to a South Side juke joint. Other covers include Hound Dog Taylorís
"Walkiní the Ceiling" and Earl Hookerís "Wah Wah Blues." Chuck takes great
care in preserving the integrity of each tune and does so thanks to guest
shots from Kent, Sam Lay and Carl Weathersby. A great collection of work!
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