boogie-woogie boogie-woogie

Definition(s):

  • (n) an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)

Usage(s):

  1. Playing boogie-woogie once, says Jose, did not mean that he was giving up classical music.
  2. She was playing blues, stomps and boogie-woogie in the native Afro-American wayan art in which, at 33, she is already a veteran.

News

  1. BLUES SINGER FIRST RECORDED ‘KANSAS CITY’

    Little Willie Littlefield, the blues singer and boogie-woogie pianist who recorded the first version of the rock-and-roll standard “Kansas City” and whose piano work influenced generations of rock and blues keyboardists, died June 23 in Leusden, the town in the Netherlands where he resided. He was 81.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. Little Willie Littlefield dies at 81

    Little Willie Littlefield, the blues singer and boogie-woogie pianist who recorded the first version of the rock standard "Kansas City" and whose piano work influenced generations of rock and blues keyboardists, died June 23 in Leusden, the town in the Netherlands where he resided. He was 81.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

  3. All aboard the ragtime fundraiser for Car 1409

    On Wednesday evening, July 17, the Country's top performer of ragtime and boogie-woogie music, Bob Milne, is sitting down to the keys of the Pacifica Moose Lodge's rollicking old upright to deliver some blow-your-socks off, stride-piano syncopation, to raise money for the last passenger car of the
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Pacifica Tribune

Quotes

  1. "I tried to play everything," Toussaint said in a recent interview. "I heard a lot of boogie-woogie, a lot of waltz, hillbilly music with that rolling saloon piano trilling with the right hand. I thought musicians were supposed to play...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Allen Toussaint Source: Canada.com

  2. "Stew turned me on to a genre of music that I had not really paid that much attention to, that being the sounds of the boogie-woogie masters," Leavell said. "He had me listening to people like Meade Lux Lewis, James P. Johnson, Montana Taylor...
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: Chuck Leavell Source: Kentucky.com

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