Cripple Clarence Lofton – “Monkey Man Blues” (mp3)

Cripple Clarence Lofton – “Monkey Man Blues” (mp3)

The Boogie Woogie King has finally made it to PD2ten! And not a second too late, either. Born in 1887 as Albert Clemens, with a limp, his first chosen art was, surprisingly, tap dancing. But later became well versed in the 12 bar boogie-woogie piano genre. He worked with Big Bill Broonzy, and was later to influence Erwin Helfner. And that aint no monkey business, either.