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Vintage boogie-woogie and blues from a piano master. Lewis ranked alongside Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, and Jimmy Yancey as boogie-woogie's finest, and he shows why on this reissued collection featuring Lewis' solos from the mid-'40s.

Biography

Born: September 04, 1905 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s

One of the three great boogie-woogie pianists (along with Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson) whose appearance at John Hammond's 1938 Spirituals to Swing concert helped start the boogie-woogie craze, Meade "Lux" Lewis was a powerful if somewhat limited player. He played regularly in Chicago in the late '20s and his one solo record of the time, "Honky Tonk Train Blues" (1927), was considered a classic. However, other than a few sides backing little-known blues singers, Lewis gained little extra work and...
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