"BOSS OF THE BOOGIE"
A "best of" Rio's first 4 projects, this best seller contains the favorites CHIROPRACTOR BLUES, FAT GIRL BOOGIE, DOG DUTY BLUES and BUMBLE BOOGIE. RIO A LA YANCY is heard on this page. 20 cuts, 68 minutes. 1992. $12.95 + $2 s&h
The title track of this CD was recorded by blues great Billy Boy Arnold for his 1994 Alligator Records release. Features SHOUT FOR AMMONS (which is heard on the BIO page), BLUE MONK, MOJO, and SWANEE BOOGIE (which is heard on the FINE YOUNG GIRL page). 16 cuts, 65 minutes.1994. $12.95 + $2 s&h
A favorite among the
swingdancers, featuring ROCKHOUSE
(which you're listening to), THE PERFECT
WOMAN, L.A EARTHQUAKE BOOGIE (which is
heard on the
REEFER SMOKER, SAVE THE PLANET, and WOE
IS ME (TO MUCH SHAME AND SCANDAL IN THE FAMILY). SPANN
SALAD is heard on the HOME page. 14 cuts, 52 minutes. 1997. $12.95 +
Features Rio's current 5-piece band swinging up a storm on several originals and such classics as KANSAS CITY, CHOO CHOO CH'BOOGIE, SEA CRUISE, SINCE I MET YOU BABY, and JAMBALAYA. ALBERT MEETS PETE is heard on the BOOGIE WOOGIE VALENTINE page. 15 cuts, 55 minutes. 1999. $12.95 + $2 s&h
The growth and maturity of Rio's distinctive style is evident throughout the 19 cuts on this CD, his first in 4 years. BACK TO L.A., MY SWEET IVORY, ITCHY WOMAN BLUES and FIRE IT UP! are among the 8 originals on this CD, along with such classics as GOIN' DOWN SLOW, GEE BABY, AIN'T I GOOD TO YOU, and Pete Johnson's ROLL 'EM, PETE and KAYCEE BOOGIE (heard on this page.) 19 cuts, 65 minutes. 2003 $12.95 + $2 s&h
A splendid compilation of the hottest Boogie Woogie piano instrumentals (no vocals) culled from nearly 20 years of Rob Rio recordings. For boogie woogie aficionados. 16 originals and classics. BOOGIE WOOGIE STOMP, BUMBLE BOOGIE, HONKY TONK TRAIN, AFTER HOURS, DIVE BOMBER, CUTTIN' THE BOOGIE, etc. 16 cuts, 49 minutes. 2005. $12.95 + $2 s&h
A tribute to the great Big Joe Turner, this CD features the Turner classics, SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL, CORRINA, CORRINA, FLIP, FLOP &FLY, CHERRY RED and 5 others as well as the original, THANK YOU, JOE TURNER. LARRY TAYLOR on bass and RICHARD INNES on drums provide the rhythm, RICK HOLMSTROM and JOB STRILES are on guitar, with JEFF TURMES, BILL FLORES, and COREY GEMME on horns. A swinging testament to a great artist and the roots of rock & roll! 10 cuts, 35 minutes. 2008
A Christmas Boogie Woogie/Blues Cd to set you in the holiday spirit. Rio interprets traditional Christmas tunes with a brilliant style and finnesse. RUDOLF'S RED NOSE BOOGIE, WINTER BOOGIELAND, ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE and 7 other piano instrumentals!
Rob Rio fans will love this collection of 12 recordings from 1986 - 1990 previously unreleased on CD. The album features Rio's usual scintillating boogie woogie/blues piano (DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE, PREACHIN' BLUES, STAVIN' CHAIN, EL CAPITAN, RAILROAD PORTER) and a host of great musicians! (Junior Watson, Ron McRorey, Larry Taylor, Mitch Kashmar, Greg "Smokey" Hormel, Freddie Johnson, Bill Flores) 2011
Boogie Woogie and piano aficionados will appreciate this collection of 13 solo piano instrumentals. Rio shines throughout, interpreting Jelly Roll Morton with FICKLE JELLY JAM, Herschel Thomas with NEW SUITCASE BOOGIE, and ending with a nice cover of Floyd Cramer's LAST DATE. In between are 10 other hot Rio originals. 13 cuts, 39 minutes.
Sparkling piano and easy listening on this one as RIO croons standards from the Great American songbook, including ALL OF ME, JUST A GGIOLO, SUMMER WIND, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD and many others along with a few RIO originals. Nice arrangements with bass, drums, horns and strings. 18 cuts, 61 min.
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