Born in Tunapuna, Trinidad on 27th April 1914, the daughter of a chemist, Winifred originally intended following in her father s footsteps before switching to music, subsequently coming to England in 1946 and gaining a place at the Royal Academy of Music. In order to support herself through college, Winifred played rags at clubs and theatres in London, evolving a style of honky tonk playing that proved extremely popular. Indeed, whilst her later performances would begin with classical recitals on a grand piano, it was the boogie music played on an old and battered piano bought for £2 10s at a Battersea junk shop that evoked the most reaction. My other piano , as Winifred referred to it, wound up enabling Winifred to become the best paid performer in the UK during the 1950s. Although her popularity waned towards the end of the decade, at least as far as record sales were concerned, she was still a huge draw on stage. Winifred and her husband (and manager) Lew Levisohn migrated to Australia towards the end of the 1960s, where Winifred continued to play until retiring in 1978. This album contains her best known work, including 'Black And White Rag', better known as the theme to the television show Pot Black.