Various Artists - Ticklin' The Ivories - Volume 2

Various Artists - Ticklin' The Ivories - Volume 2

Catalogue Code: 705582

Barcode: 5050457055820

Release Date: 12 Feb 2007

This second vilume of Ticklin' The Ivories features a further twenty examples of some of the best piano led songs of the last century. As with Volume 1, we explore as wide a variety of musical styles and genres as is possible within the confines of twenty tracks. Whilst jazz is extremely well represented, we should not forget the honky tonk style that Winifred Atwell helped popularise during the 1950s. The track included here might be called 'Plink, Plank, Plunk' but her playing style was anything but! And 'Chopsticks' may be a tune that any would be pianist is expected to play at some point in their education, but in the hands of Liberace it takes on a different complexion. In fact, if any one track best describes the overall feeling of this album and its predecessor, it is Earl Hines' 'Fifty Seven Varieties', accomplished across forty tracks and two albums!

1. Little Rock Getaway
2. My Melancholy Baby
3. Who’s Sorry Now
4. Plink, Plank, Plunk
5. Tea For Two
6. Where Or When
7. A Handful Of Keys
8. Easy Winner
9. Carioca
10. King Porter Stomp
11. It Could Happen To You
12. I Only Have Eyes For You
13. When You And I Were Young Maggie
14. Fifty Seven Varieties
15. Laura
16. Passionette
17. Taboo
18. Finishing Up A Date
19. Penthouse Serenade
20. Chopsticks