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

  • The Federal Trade Commission complained that Hadacol's leeringly prurient ballyhoo ("The Hadacol boogie makes you boogie-woogie all the time") is "false, misleading and deceptive .
  • Pop music shared center stage with operetta (in Jeanette MacDonald's films) and boogie-woogie (in shorts showcasing such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington).
  • Playing boogie-woogie once, says Jose, did not mean that he was giving up classical music.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    July 7, 2013 - U-T San Diego
  • 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.
    July 6, 2013 - Portland Press Herald
  • 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
    July 3, 2013 - Pacifica Tribune
Quotes

  • Allen Toussaint in Canada.com
    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...
  • Chuck Leavell in Kentucky.com
    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...

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