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  • By 1954, when it was apparent that more East German youths than ever were sporting American styles, listening to jazz, and dancing the “boogie woogie,” leaders of the GDR were forced to soften their positions against American popular culture.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • I think I first found it in a piano book that belonged to my sister that was sort of an anthology of blues, boogie-woogie and stride piano.

    Vijay Iyer: Self-Taught Jazz Pianist Goes 'Solo'

  • The concert, and a second instalment held on Christmas Eve the following year, were representative of his inclusive taste, featuring the country blues performers Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Terry, the "blues shouter" Big Joe Turner, the gospel singing of the Golden Gate Quartet and the boogie woogie pianists Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Ammons alongside the bands of Count Basie and Benny Goodman and many others.

    Jazz gets a history

  • He foregrounded the boogie woogie piano, turned up the bass and simplified Humphrey Lyttleton's trumpet solo.

    Humphrey Lyttelton's Bad Penny Blues

  • She returned to her “woogie room” and carried out a thatch broom on a birch staff.

    Arcane Circle

  • While tending his cousin's bar, Mr. Domino listened to a steady diet of boogie-woogie piano records on the jukebox.

    The Rhythm of Rock 'n' Roll: 'It's All in the 1, 2, 3'

  • And look at the jazzy elements in his Piano Sonata, Opus 111—Stravinsky called it Beethoven's 'boogie woogie' sonata.

    Vienna's Classical Iconoclast

  • I loved boogie woogie and blues piano, but also London music.

    Is music tribalism dead?

  • Shearing won over American audiences with his own style of boogie-woogie, blues and jazz swing which later became known as "The Shearing Sound."

    Jazz Great George Shearing Dies at 91

  • My dad teaching me how to play boogie woogie on the piano when I was 12.

    Portrait of the artist: Brian Wilson, musician

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