Honey, After Hours
Posted in Piano Blues,Post-War on 09.28.07

A long time ago, This album was requested when I was posting a bunch of out of print things – and I’m finally making good on that promise. Trix Records was one of the best of the blues labels in post-war era though it never had the break through artists that would help propel Chess and others to major label status. This album Detroit After Hours is a collection of their musicians playing on the same piano and recored live at a house in Detroit’s “The Valley” a former black neighborhood that was the center of black entertainment after the war and was demolished over time in the 70s and 80s to make way for a freeway. The music is lively and really capture the spirit of a blues after hour party and all these songs are wonderful.

Pick a song or pick the full album.

Chuck Smith – The Train Is Coming (1973)

Detroit After Hours Vol. 1
(zip file)


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By gustavoblues on 09.28.07 3:43 pm



By Drake R8 on 10.21.07 9:00 am

Peter thanks for posting this – it’s been 20 years since I heard this album on my record player. Thanks so much for digging this lost gem up. Will be anxiously awaiting any future lost gems!

By a.Maulik on 01.14.08 9:49 am

lemme listen, i’ll get back to you

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