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RECORDINGS

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Butch Thompson's Big Three

1. I Found a New Baby
2. Tishomingo Blues
3. The Charleston
4. If I Could Be With You
5. Honeysuckle Rose
6. Sweet Substitute
7. Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day
8. Make Me a Pallet On The Floor
9. 'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So
10. I'm Comin', Virginia
11. Love Will Find a Way
12. Wild Man Blues
13. 'Tain't Nobody's Business
14. Tiger Rag

 

Butch Thompson' Big Three

Butch Thompson's Big Three (2003) extremely limited inventory
Butch Thompson, piano & clarinet
Duke Heitger, trumpet; Jimmy Mazzy, banjo & vocals

$25 (free shipping)

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Vicksburg Blues
Butch Thompson & Pat Donohue

1. Midnight Hour Blues
2. How Long Blues
3. Poker Woman
4. Vicksburg Blues
5. Evenin'
6. If I Had You *Butch on clarinet
7. Mean Mistreater Blues
8. Blues for Little Brother
9. Papa's on the Housetop
10. 219 Blues
11. Better Days
12. Blues for Two
13. Sunday Rag
14. A Minor Fantasy
15. You Can't Lose a Broken Heart *Butch on clarinet
16. Kansas City Man Blues
17. Working Man Blues
18. That D Strain
19. Yancey Blues

Review from Maverick mag»

Review from Blues in Britain

Review from Vintage Guitar magazine March 2013

Vicksburg Blues CD

VICKSBURG BLUES - Butch Thompson & Pat Donohue (Red House Records 2012)
Butch Thompson, piano & clarinet; Pat Donohue, guitar & vocals. Liner notes by Pat and Butch .
$15 (shipping added at checkout)

TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

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The Butch Thompson Trio Plays Favorites

1. The Charleston
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. Darktown Strutters' Ball
4. Maple Leaf Rag
5. Tin Roof Blues
6. Sweet Georgia Brown
7. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
8. Oh! Lady Be Good
9. Stardust
10.Tiger Rag
11. St. Louis Blues
12. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
13. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
14. Nobody's Sweetheart Now
15. Memories Of You
16. I Got Rhythm
17. Mood Indigo
18. Honeysuckle Rose

 

The Butch Thompson Trio Plays Favorites

The Butch Thompson Trio Plays Favorites (1995) extremely limited inventory
Butch Thompson, piano & clarinet
Hal Smith, drums; Robbie Schlosser, bass

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New Orleans Joys

1. The Perfect Rag
2. Mamie's Blues
3. The Naked Dance
4. New Orleans Joys
5. Deep Creek
6. Ecuadorean Memories
7. Winin' Boy Blues
8. The Crave
9. Stomp De Lowdown
10. Buddy Bolden's Blues
11. Creepy Feeling
12. Dink's Blues
13. The Pearls
14. Don't You Leave Me Here

 

New Orleans Joys

New Orleans Joys - (Daring Records 1989) ONLY 2 LEFT The very last of Daring Records' great 88s series of Butch Thompson solo with liner notes by independent filmmaker and screenwriter John Sayles. New/sealed.
Digitally recorded & mastered solo piano.
$35 (shipping added at checkout)

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Chicago Breakdown

1. King Porter Stomp
2. Krooked Blues
3. A Solas
4. Chicago Breakdown
5. Original Jelly Roll Blues
6. How Long Blues
7. Beale Street Blues
8. Sweet Substitute
9. Sunday Rag
10. Working Man Blues
11. Mamanita
12. Someday Sweetheart
13. Fickle Fay Creep
14. Michigan Water Blues

 

Chicago Breakdown

Chicago Breakdown - (Daring Records 1989) ONLY 4 LEFT.
The very last of Daring Records' great 88s series of Butch Thompson solo with liner notes by independent filmmaker and screenwriter John Sayles. New/sealed.
$35 (shipping added at checkout)

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Yulestride

1. Silent Night
2. Away in a Manger
3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
5. The First Noel
6. Adeste Fideles
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
8. Jingle Bells
9. White Christmas
10. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
11. We Three Kings
12. O Holy Night
13. Deck the Halls
14. I'll Be Home for Christmas
15. Angels From the Realms of Glory
16. What Child is This?
17. Ave Maria

 

Yulestride

YULESTRIDE - (Daring Records 1994)
Butch Thompson, piano. Butch plays his own arrangements of Holiday music. Liner notes by Butch.
$15 (shipping added at checkout)

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Bethlehem After Dark

1. Bethlehem After Dark
2. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
3. In the Upper Garden/Only a Look
4. Reindeer Rag
5. I Wonder as I Wonder
6. Angels We Have Heard on High
7. At the Christmas Ball
8. Lo, How a Rose
9. Joy to the World
10. Carol of the Birds
11. Softly and Tenderly
12. Snowy Morning Blues
13. Coventry Carol
14. Ave Maria

 

Yulestride

BETHLEHEM AFTER DARK - Butch & cellist Laura Sewell play Butch's arrangements including seldom heard pieces.
"[Butch and Laura] seem to drive the other for the most splendid results.These two make beautiful music together, with pieces to please both lovers of serious chamber music and devotees of barroom blues." —Martin Keller

$10 (shipping added at checkout)

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LP - Butch Thompson Plays Jelly Roll Morton piano solos Vol. II 1968 - ONE COPY ONLY. RARE.

1. King Porter Stomp
2. Jungle Blues
3. Fat Meat and Greens
4. Bert Williams
5. Tiger Rag
6. Pep
7. Kansas City Stomps
8. The Crave
9. Seattle Hunch
10. Original Rags
11. I Hate a Man Like You
12. Black Bottom Stomp

 

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Butch Thompson plays Jelly Roll Morton Piano Solos Vol. II 1968 - Original pressing, sealed, LP Recorded June 11, 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. High Fidelity. Liner notes by William Schafer. (click on image to view enlargement of LP back).

$50 (shipping added at checkout)

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Butch Thompson, solo piano, set of three original long-box CDs, digitally recorded and mastered in Marblehead, MA in 1989.

Boston Globe review by Scott Alarik
From the review: “This fluid and easy, clever and brilliant essay on the roots of jazz piano is best defined by the three title cuts, all evocative cityscapes written by jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941), arguably the first jazz pianist and certainly Butch Thompson’s strongest influence.....As jazz historian Eric Kriss writes in the liner notes (film-maker and novelist John Sayles also contributes notes), 'He works with the spaces to get at the soul of the song.' As characterized the jazz pioneers he pays tribute to here, Thompson always plays with a loosefingered ease; you will never catch him working hard.”

New Orleans Joys

1. The Perfect Rag
2. Mamie's Blues
3. The Naked Dance
4. New Orleans Joys
5. Deep Creek
6. Ecuadorean Memories
7. Winin' Boy Blues
8. The Crave
9. Stomp De Lowdown
10. Buddy Bolden's Blues
11. Creepy Feeling
12. Dink's Blues
13. The Pearls
14. Don't You Leave Me Here

 

Chicago Breakdown

1. King Porter Stomp
2. Krooked Blues
3. A Solas
4. Chicago Breakdown
5. Original Jelly Roll Blues
6. How Long Blues
7. Beale Street Blues
8. Sweet Substitute
9. Sunday Rag
10. Working Man Blues
11. Mamanita
12. Someday Sweetheart
13. Fickle Fay Creep
14. Michigan Water Blues

 

Good Old New York

1. Charleston Rag
2. Echo of Spring
3. Good Old New York
4. Lonesome Reverie
5. Dicty's on Seventh Avenue
6. Ain't Misbehavin'
7. Handful of Keys
8. Blueberry Rhyme
9. Morning Air
10. Blue Turning Grey Over You
11. Jitterbug Waltz
12. Honeysuckle Rose
13. Snowy Mornin' Blues
14. Honey Hush
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  • Butch Thompson solo CDs, original long box, shrink wrapped
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Collector Set - SOLD OUT- The 88s - (Daring Records 1989) New Orleans Joys, Chicago Breakdown, Good Old New York.
Butch Thompson, piano. Digitally recorded & mastered solo piano. Producer: Mason Daring. Text: John Sayles. Daring CDs 3001, 3002, 3003. New. Shrink-wrapped.

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