Ladies and gentlemen, Knuckles O’Toole is a pseudonym used by Dick Hyman. Didn’t know that until today. Apparently several artists used this pseudonym to release ragtime records from the 50s through the 70s. Mr. Hyman recording only two albums under this alias, and I’m trying to figure out specifically which two O’Toole albums they are. I’m about 60% this is one of them, but what the hell do I know? Ragtime piano isn’t (necessarily) my go-to, but it is a pleasant vacation from time to time.
It’s not quite a major award, but grand isn’t too shabby if you ask me, and since you didn’t, here is the acclaimed credit list for this 195? Grand Award Records (Kingsland Ave, Harrison, New Jersey) album titled, The Swingin’ 30s.
The Ray McKinley Sextet: featuring Ray McKinley, drums; Trigger Alpert, bass; Mickey Crane, piano; Lee Caste, trumpet; Dean Kincaide, saxophone; Peanuts Hucko, clarinet.
The Peanuts Hucko Septet: featuring Peanuts Hucko, clarinet; Billy Butterfield, trumpet; Boomie Richman, tenor sax; Hank Jones, piano; Mundell Lowe, guitar; Jack Lesberg, bass; Morey Feld, drums.