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Knocky Parker


A technically proficient pianist, Knocky Parker spent the majority of his profession performing pre-swing jazz in configurations which range from inspired to some little bit corny. Parker found a lot of his early encounter playing piano in European swing bands located in his indigenous Texas, like the Wanderers (documenting together in 1935) as well as the Light Crust Doughboys (1937-1939). After armed forces service, Parker caused the Zutty Singleton-Albert Nicholas Trio, gained a Ph.D., and became a university professor, teaching British at Kentucky Wesleyan University and later on the School of South Florida. Furthermore to his “time work,” Parker performed and documented fairly frequently throughout his profession, dealing with Doc Evans, Omer Simeon, Tony Parenti, and many more, including being a piano soloist. Being a head Parker documented for Texstar (1949), Paradox, GHB, and London, and he also led many periods for Audiophile (including a pioneering task from 1960 where he documented every Scott Joplin rag), Jazzology, and Euphonic.

Quick Facts

Full Name Knocky Parker
Died September 3, 1986, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Pianist
Nationality American
Music Groups Light Crust Doughboys
Music Songs Crazy Chord Rag, Castle House Rag, Harmony Club Waltzes, Milneburg Joys, Grandpa's Spells, Shreveport Stomp, Smoky Mokes, Fingerbreaker, Cleopha Two-Step, The Pearls, Big Fat Ham, 35th Street Blues, Mama 'Nita, Les Miserere, Rose Bud Waltz, Freakish, Sunflower Slow Drag, Perfect Rag, Augustan Club Waltzes, Combination March, Mr. Jelly Lord, Superior Rag, Stop Time Rag, Creole Belles, The Nonpareil, Barrelhouse Woman, Original Jelly Roll Blues, The Lilly Queen, Sycamore, A Concert Rag, Silver Swan, Complainin', Kansas City Stomps
Albums The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin, From Cakewalk to Ragtime to Ballroom, Professor's Progress, The Complete Piano Works of Jelly Roll Morton

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