"BOSS OF THE BOOGIE"
HARRY TONIC, SR. - BP016
April, 2014 - Born accidentally as the only child of a hard drinking Polish traveling salesman and a beautiful Brazilian mulatta torch singer, Harry Tonic learned his bluesy, boozy style of jazz piano in the saloons, barrelhouses, juke joints and brothels of the deep South. On the piano stools next to the hard and raucous men and women who performed in these dubious establishments, Harry watched his mother through the smoky haze as she poured out the Great American songbook. And now, on this debut CD, after decades of honing his craft on the chitlin’ circuit throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, Harry croons many of the same great American standards his mother taught him along with some ofhis own tunes, displaying a wry, sardonic wit and unique piano stylings. 18 cuts, 61 min.
"Harry Tonic turns me ON!" - Lotta Love, Lotta's Heaven House, Ocilla, GA
"That man really COOKS!" - I.B. Kewin, Porky's Bar-B-Q, Kosclusko, MS.
"Drinks on the house for Harry Tonic, Sr.!" - J. Jacks, Jillie's Gin Emporium, Buston, LA
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