To be honest Guy's, I've 'borrowed' this thread from another Forum that I contribute to (this was my post), but, I thought you just might enjoy it...
Yes, we all have our own tastes and here are a couple of mine...
'Honky Tonk Train Blues' was written by Meade Lux Lewis and can be found here (great stuff)...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVf47ERGAlk&NR=1
I enjoy most types of music, but Boogie was/is always one of my favourites.
I had three Boogie Woogie 'hero's':
All from the 30's/40's era.
If had to choose, well I guess Albert would win (he had such a strong left hand and legend says his hands could span 14 notes on a Grand Piano - 8 notes being an octave of course for us mere mortals).
Albert & Pete recorded a fantastic duet Boogie piece in the 1940's called 'Boogie Woogie Prayer' and I urge you to seek it out for a listen.
Also, one (of many) from Albert called 'Shout For Joy'...there are SO many good ones.
Just found this (Albert & Pete playing 'Boogie Woogie Dream'):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIVJw8yX6GY
And now this (Albert on his own playing 'Boogie Woogie Stomp').http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbc0YO5hKg&NR=1
And, my conclusion of what was the brilliance of Albert is exemplyfied in this virtuoso performance of 3 or 4 versions of 'Swanee River Boogie'.
Obviously, his left hand is pounding on those bass notes but his right hand performs stunning feats as well (ignore the video which is obviously stock footage, and shame about the Guitar solo's eh...he deserved better backing).
I rest my case :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcvvUWhckww&NR=1
Like I said, there was so much good stuff and it now looks like more has survived than I thought...I leave you to search
Cheers all....and as ABBA once said...'Thank You For The Music'.