Flea Circus

Flea CircusHigh powered New Orleans boogie woogie piano and drums duo, featuring Mr. B, a.k.a. Mark Lincoln Braun – piano and vocals, drenched in the blues tradition, highlighted by tasty drummer Pete Siers as they lavish in mature traditional Blues.

  1. Vicksburg Blues
  2. She’s Tough
  3. Jimmy’s Stuff
  4. What Was I Thinking Of
  5. I Like What You Do (When You Do What You Did Last Night)
  6. Kirksey Flash
  7. Tremblin’ Blues
  8. Mojo Hand
  9. Cow Cow Blues
  10. Little Brother
  11. Texas Stomp
  12. Too Smart Too Soon
  13. Way Down Upon the Swanee River
  14. When I Lost My Baby
  15. Never Would Have Made Made It
  16. Ypsi Gypsi

Mr. B Live at Kerrytown Concert House – 2002

Mr. B Live at Kerrytown Concert HouseThis is a solo date and the first since B’s BOUNCE in 1984. This set features many of the great standards of the blues and boogie school recorded in front of an audience on a beautiful Steinway model C at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor. The Concert House has featured dozens of luminaries from the world of jazz piano, and this recording documents a highlight in their series. Mr. B returns to his roots for straight ahead blues and boogie piano playing at its finest.

  1. Pinetop’s Boogies
  2. When the Saints Go Marching In
  3. After Hours
  4. Jimmy’s Stuff
  5. Cow-Cow Blues
  6. Honky Tonk Train Blues
  7. Sunnyside of the Street
  8. Vicksburg Blues
  9. Chicago Breakdown
  10. My Babe
  11. St. Louis Blues

Highlights From The Fourth Annual Blues Boogies Piano Summit – 2002

Highlights From The Fourth Annual Blues Boogies Piano SummiA compilation of material by 4 blues & boogie pianists, Mark Braun [Mr.B] – Ann Arbor, MI., Ricky Nye – Cincinnati, OH., Carl Sonny Leyland – Southampton, England, and Silvan Zingg – Lugano, Switzerland. This Album is an impressive collection work from this extraordinary group of musicians preformed at the Historic Southgate House of Newport, Kentucky.

Mark “Mr.B” Braun

  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. One Room country Shack
  3. Down The Road Apiece

Ricky Nye

  1. Miss Nancy Pants
  2. Frankie and Johnny
  3. Hi Heel Sneakers
  4. It Comes to Me Naturally

Carl Sonny Leyland

  1. Rt.666
  2. Witches’ Kitchen
  3. How Long Blues
  4. Juke Joint Jump

Sylvan Zingg

  1. Boogie Woogie Ambassador
  2. Top O’ The Pines
  3. Yeh Yeh/Red River Valley
  4. Goodbye Boogie
  5. Outro

My Sunday Best – 1994

My Sunday BestThis is another trio date with Kurt Krahnke (bass) and Andy Conlin (drums). Also featured prominently is the legendary drummer, Roy Brooks. “The changes in direction serve to literally amaze the listener, taking them through a range of moods and colors that are generally not experienced in such a setting. Truly, in Braun’s hands, musical genres are bent into a pervasive whole, with no regard for anything but the purity of intention and the transference of joyous emotion…this is musical empathy at its best. This is not just a case of a local boy making good, this is a statement of a world class musician playing for his hometown fans.” Detroit Metro Times Magazine. Recorded live.

  1. My Sunday Best
  2. Deep Excavation
  3. Little Brother
  4. Swanee River Boogie
  5. La Piragua
  6. Blues for a Carpenter
  7. Thunder & Lightning Boogie
  8. When I Lost My Baby
  9. New 44 Blues
  10. Roll ‘Em Pete
  11. Deep South Blues
  12. My Sunday Best

Blue Ivory – 1991

Blue IvoryA compilation of material by 4 boogie pianists, Roosevelt Sykes, Boogie Woogie Red, Henry Gray, and Mr. B. “Four blues pianists tell the truth on this album… This type of feel may be an endangered species. The most impressive work comes from the youngest of the bunch, one Mr. B. Enjoy it while, or if, you can.” Keyboard Magazine

  1. Cow Cow Blues
  2. J.C.’s Blues
  3. Lucky, Lucky Man
  4. Old Time Shuffle
  5. Viper Song
  6. Little Brother
  7. I’m Talkin’ About You
  8. Too Smart Too Soon
  9. Thunder & Lightning Boogie
  10. When I Lost My Baby
  11. Finger Snappin’ Boogie
  12. Early Morning Blues
  13. Red’s Boogie
  14. You Don’t Know My Mind
  15. Red’s Rhumba
  16. Running the Boogie

Joybox – 1998

JoyboxThis is a trio date with Paul Keller (bass), and Pete Siers (drums). All material is original. “If it’s unadulterated blues piano you’re looking for, look no further than the work of Mark Lincoln Braun AKA Mr. B. Braun is a blues pianist and student par excellence, a remarkable musician who is a reminder that blue’s piano is a different animal than jazz piano and one with just as many facets. If you’re any kind of piano fan, you need to hear this guy.” -Cadence Magazine

  1. Rockin’ With Red
  2. Circle Blues
  3. My Sunday Best
  4. Deep Excavation
  5. I Never Looked Away From You
  6. Hallelujah Train
  7. Joybox Rocks
  8. The Ray
  9. White Sox
  10. Little Brother
  11. Cornell St.
  12. Hillbilly Holiday

Hallelujah Train – 1996

Mr. B & The Bird Paradise OrchestraMr. B meets the Bird of Paradise Orchestra. This was an exhilarating and challenging collaboration, a mix of original and standard compositions all presented in unique arrangements for a 16 piece band. “From the opening ‘Hallelujah Train’ to the practically unbelievable 10 minutes of sheer energy in the finale, ‘B’s Boogie Woogie,’ this album kicks out all the stops.” – Louisiana Country Magazine. Recorded live.

  1. Hallelujah Train
  2. Brauny
  3. One Room Country Shack
  4. My Sunday Best
  5. Little Brother
  6. Down The Road Apiece
  7. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  8. Air Mail Special
  9. La Bailarina
  10. Deep Excavation
  11. B’s Boogie Woogie

Shining the Pearls – 1996, 1998

Shining the PearlsThis is a diverse collection featuring solos, guitar duets, duets with the great drummer J.C. Heard, small horn groups, and classic Chicago blues divas. “A boogie woogie, jump & blues masterpiece…. It’s the blues, it’s bad, & it’s in high fidelity.” – Interview Magazine

  1. Down the Road Apiece
  2. Thunder & Lightning Boogie
  3. Little Brother
  4. He May be Your Man
  5. I Almost Lost My Mind
  6. Rocket Action
  7. You Don’t Know My Mind
  8. Cow Cow Blues
  9. I Can’t Sleep
  10. Texas Stomp
  11. J.C.’s Blues
  12. Joybox Rumble
  13. One Room Country Shack
  14. Chicago Breakdown
  15. Wild Women (Don’t Have the Blues)
  16. Blues for the Nightowls
  17. Rock Little Baby