[Dixielandjazz] Joe "Fingers" Carr

Roger Wade rwade1947 at comcast.net
Sat Jun 4 15:56:19 PDT 2011

Hi Marek,

They were apparently all done by Lou Busch under the pseudonym Joe "Fingers" Carr.

Here is a link to a discography of 1950s honky tonk piano recordings:


Capitol T345 is there.


Roger Wade
Really Old Records





On Jun 4, 2011, at 6:21 PM, Marek Boym wrote:

> Hello,
> Having heard a Joe "Fingers" Carr recording many years ago, I did not
> think I could ever enjoy recordings issued under that name.  Later I
> read in The Mississippi RAg that more than one person recorded under
> that name.  Even though some of them were very good and repectable
> pianists, the whole thing was not designated for jazz fans.
> Nevertheless, as one of the records I received from the friend who is
> moving to an old age home was "Rough House Piano" by Joe "Fingers"
> Carr, I decided to give it a listen.  And lo and behold - I've enjoyed
> most of it (where there were no whistles and other non-musical
> devices).  So now I would like to know who is hiding behind that
> particular record.  It is Capitol T-345, and the tunes are: Somebody
> Stole My Gal, The Daughters of Rosie O'Grady, Dardanella, !2th ST.
> Rag, Boogie Woogie Rag, Rattlesnake Rag, Lou's Blues, Minute Waltz
> Boogie (an interesting number), Narcissus, The Darktown Strutters'
> Ball, Kitten on the Keys and Hors D'Ouvre.  Can anybody help?

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