Old school barrel house piano player: Robert Shaw pictured at the East Austin chitlin circuit joint Victory Grill. I found his Ma Grinder Lp when I was kid searching through an ad hoc record shop set up in a concrete block building on a dirt road outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Wore the grooves off of it.
Any old timers remember when John Mueller Barbecue on Manor Road was Shaw’s old joint the ‘Stop and Swat?’
That was mite before my time but I’d love to hear from you if that was the spot that kept you in beans and greens.
Rumor has it there was more than just goods and sundries being vended out of there too.