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Biography

Born: 25 March 1904 in Kansas City, MO

Genre: Jazz

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

Pete Johnson was one of the three great boogie-woogie pianists (along with Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis) whose sudden prominence in the late '30s helped make the style very popular. Originally a drummer, Johnson switched to piano in 1922. He was part of the Kansas City scene in the 1920s and '30s, often accompanying singer Big Joe Turner. Producer John Hammond discovered him in 1936 and got him to play at the Famous Door in New York. After taking part in Hammond's 1938 Spirituals to Swing Carnegie...
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  • 2,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Rock
  • Released: 01 May 2005

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