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Live At The Old Mint: Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano (2014)

Craig Brenner, with Uganda Roberts and Lori Brenner

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Live At The Old Mint features Craig playing blues and boogie woogie live, including tracks with Alfred “Uganda” Roberts on congas recorded at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans in April of 2013, Craig playing solo at the Mint in 2012 and at the Artsgarden in Indianapolis, and a track with Lori Brenner on rubboard. New Orleans native Alfred “Uganda” Roberts played on the Meters’ “Afrika” and “Hey Pocky Way,” on Allen Toussaint’s Life, Love, and Faith (1972), and on The Wild Magnolias (1974). Roberts toured and recorded with Professor Longhair for eight years and is featured on Longhair’s Rock N Roll Gumbo (1977) with Snooks Eaglin and “Gatemouth” Brown, and on Fess’ last studio album, Crawfish Fiesta (1980). The London Concert (1978) is a duo performance by Longhair and Roberts. Roberts toured with Willie Tee and the Wild Magnolias from 1980 until 1986, when he took a hiatus from music, coming out of semi-retirement to tour and record on Dr. John’s Goin’ Back to New Orleans (1992), Craig Brenner’s Play It Again, Professor! (1995) and Man At The Piano (1997), and Dr. John’s Dis, Dat, or D’udda (2004).

Recording engineers for Live At The Old Mint were Danny Kadar at the Old U.S. Mint and Jeff Mountjoy at the Artsgarden, with mixing and mastering by Jacob Belser of Primary Sound Studios, and graphic design by Merridee LaMantia.

To purchase a physical CD, if in the US, send a check in the amount of $17.50 ($15 plus $2.50 shipping and handling); if not in the US, send a check in the amount of $22.50 ($15 plus $7.50 shipping and handling) - payable to Craig Brenner, 1101 S. Fess Ave., Bloomington IN 47401, USA. Also available at Landlocked Music in Bloomington! http://www.landlockedmusic.com

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  1. 1 I Stepped in Quicksand 04:53
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  2. 2 To Boogie or Not to Boogie 04:12
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  3. 3 Train Blues 02:50
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  4. 4 The Crawdad Shuffle 02:38
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  5. 5 Pinetop's Boogie Woogie 03:51
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  6. 6 Mess Around 04:02
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  7. 7 Hey Now Baby 03:30
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  8. 8 Backstage Boogie 03:03
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  9. 9 This Life I Live 06:58
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  10. 10 Brenner's Boogie 03:28
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  11. 11 Night Train 04:17
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  12. 12 The Bloomington Breakdown 02:24
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  13. 13 Blues in A-sharp 03:59
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  14. 14 Carolina Shout 03:07
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Live to Love (2009)

Craig Brenner & The Crawdads

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Live to Love by Craig & The Crawdads consists of all original music, with the first appearance on record of expressive vocalist Lori Brenner. Joining Craig and Lori are Craig’s son, bassist Nate Brenner of tUnE-yArDs and Naytronix, Lori’s daughter, vibraphonist Antonya Wallace, guitarists Gordon Bonham, Tj Jones and Lori’s brother Michael Baker, drummer Tim Brookshire, horn players Joe Donnelly (saxes), Dave Pavolka (trombone), and Forrest Means (trumpet), and violist Dena El Saffar. Live to Love was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jacob Belser at Farm Fresh Studios, now known as Primary Sound Studios.

To purchase a physical CD, if in the US, send a check in the amount of $17.50 ($15 plus $2.50 shipping and handling); if not in the US, send a check in the amount of $22.50 ($15 plus $7.50 shipping and handling) - payable to Craig Brenner, 1101 S. Fess Ave., Bloomington IN 47401, USA.

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  1. 1 Hey Anna, Come Back to Indiana! 03:59 Info
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  2. 2 The Bloomington Breakdown 03:08 Info
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  3. 3 Just One Glance 03:40 Info
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  4. 4 Homage to New Orleans 06:00 Info
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  5. 5 I Live to Love 04:55 Info
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  6. 6 The Crawdad Shuffle 02:40 Info
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  7. 7 How Many Times? 03:51 Info
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  8. 8 Standing On My Own Two Feet Again 03:10 Info
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  9. 9 Loading the Boats to America 08:03 Info
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  10. 10 The Garden 04:36 Info
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Window on the Soul (2002)

Craig Brenner

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Window On the Soul was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Hood at Echo Park Studios. It includes ten original compositions and features members of Craig & The Crawdads and others, including Craig’s sons Eli (percussion) and Nate Brenner (bass) as well as Gordon Bonham, Stuart Norton, and Mark Robinson (guitars), Jeff Chapin and Pete Wilhoit (drums), Tim Brookshire and Bob Dubinski (percussion), Dave Pavolka (trombone), James Campbell (clarinet), Joe Donnelly (sax), Pat Harbison (trumpet), Jerry Morris (French horn), and vocalists Janiece Jaffe, Jane McLeod, Sonja Rasmussen, and Sue Swaney.

To purchase a physical CD, if in the US, send a check in the amount of $17.50 ($15 plus $2.50 shipping and handling); if not in the US, send a check in the amount of $22.50 ($15 plus $7.50 shipping and handling) - payable to Craig Brenner, 1101 S. Fess Ave., Bloomington IN 47401, USA.

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  1. 1 Brenner's Boogie 03:41 Info
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  2. 2 New Latin Swing 04:01 Info
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  3. 3 Elias 04:57 Info
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  4. 4 Nathaniel 04:51 Info
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  5. 5 Aimlessly He Floats 06:31 Info
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  6. 6 Pinetop's Boogie Woogie 04:09 Info
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  7. 7 Suave Agave 04:42 Info
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  8. 8 Hardly Bop 06:39 Info
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  9. 9 The South Fess Shuffle 06:00 Info
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  10. 10 You 03:45 Info
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  11. 11 Tune for Grandma 05:32 Info
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Man At The Piano (1997)

Craig Brenner

On Man At the Piano, Craig explores the jazzy side of blues piano. The CD features some current and former members of Craig & The Crawdads and the Ragin' Texans and others, including Kenny Aronoff and Jeff Chapin on drums, Gordon Bonham on guitar, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts on congas, Steve Johnson on bass, vocalist Lauren Robert and Harvey Phillips on tuba.

To purchase a physical CD, if in the US, send a check in the amount of $17.50 ($15 plus $2.50 shipping and handling); if not in the US, send a check in the amount of $22.50 ($15 plus $7.50 shipping and handling) - payable to Craig Brenner, 1101 S. Fess Ave., Bloomington IN 47401, USA.

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  1. 1 Jumpin' 04:09 Info
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  2. 2 One Mint Julep 03:01 Info
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  3. 3 On the Sunny Side of the Street 03:13 Info
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  4. 4 Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp 03:12 Info
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  5. 5 You're A Hog For Me 05:01 Info Free
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  6. 6 Opus 3 Number 6: Perusin' the Blues in C 03:01 Info
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  7. 7 Strollin' and Rollin' 03:32 Info
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Play It Again, Professor! (1995)

Craig Brenner

  1. Backstage Boogie 2. Beer Drinkin' Woman 3. To Boogie Or Not To Boogie 4. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand 5. Georgia On My Mind 6. Funky Boogie Woogie 7. Hey Now Baby 8. Big Chief 9. Ain't Misbehavin' 10. A Fool For You 11. Low Society 12. Blue Moon 13. Tune for Grandma 14. Meet Me Tomorrow Night

Note: physical CD is out of print.

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  1. 1 Backstage Boogie 03:16 Info
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  2. 2 To Boogie Or Not To Boogie 04:21 Info
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  3. 3 Funky Boogie Woogie 04:08 Info
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  4. 4 Meet Me Tomorrow Night 04:00 Info
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  5. 5 Low Society 04:42 Info
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Backstage Boogie (1990)

Craig Brenner with Dan Hostetler

Piano with drums, featuring Dan Hostetler. 1. Backstage Boogie 2. Chica Boo 3. I Like A Nickelodeon 4. Yancey Special 5. State Street Jive 6. To Boogie or Not to Boogie 7. Mess Around 8. Honky Tonk Train 9. Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp 10. He Ain't Got Rhythm 11. Everyday Blues 12. Boogie in G

To purchase a physical CD, if in the US, send a check in the amount of $17.50 ($15 plus $2.50 shipping and handling); if not in the US, send a check in the amount of $22.50 ($15 plus $7.50 shipping and handling) - payable to Craig Brenner, 1101 S. Fess Ave., Bloomington IN 47401, USA.

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  1. 1 Chica Boo 02:31 Info
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  2. 2 I Like A Nickelodeon 02:14 Info
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  3. 3 Everyday Blues 02:50 Info
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  4. 4 Boogie in G 02:31 Info
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Sheet Music - Book

Piano Music by Craig Brenner

Craig Brenner

Sheet music - original jazz, blues and boogie woogie, including "The Crawdad Shuffle," "Nathaniel," "Backstage Boogie," "To Boogie Or Not to Boogie," "Brenner's Boogie," "You," and "The Bloomington Breakdown."

To purchase: In the US, $25 + $2 shipping; outside the US, $25 + $7.50 shipping by check to Craig Brenner, 1101 S. Fess Ave., Bloomington, IN USA

Watch Craig and drummer Jeff Chapin play "To Boogie Or Not to Boogie" below.

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