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It used to be called Boogie Woogie, it used to be called Blues, it used to be called Rhythm & Blues... it's called Rock now", Chuck Berry once said. Our collection of some of the finest artists and albums of this genre, which can be traced back to Beethoven and made a huge impact in the African-American communities during the 1920s, begins with Memphis Slim, one of the masters of boogie woogie and all forms of blues piano who tells and plays the (his)story of his life and the blues most convincingly.
Early roots and forms of boogie woogie are represented by Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Luckey Roberts and Willie "The Lion" Smith. Of course the infamous Carnegie Hall concerts, which feature Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson, are included as well as their best individually and collectively performed studio and broadcast recordings. Four Ammons tunes feature Albert´s son Gene, who became one of the biggest tenor sax stars of the fifties and sixties. The way later generations expanded the boogie woogie piano music is documented by these most talented performers: Jimmy Yancey, Willie Dixon and Memphis Slim, Sammy Price, Champion Jack Dupree and Roosevelt Sykes.