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...The boogie-woogie piano playing of Albert Ammons provided a fertile middle ground between blues and pre-World War II jazz. Born in Chicago in 1907, both of Ammons's parents were pianists and as a young man he would learn chords by marking...

—Blue Note Records (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The Blue Note jazz record label was established in New York in 1939 by German émigré Alfred Lion, who was joined in partnership in 1941 by his fellow countryman Francis Wolff. Initially, the label focused on boogiewoogie and traditional...

Chicago, IL: South Side

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Although the first known person to live on the lakeshore site that was to become Chicago was an African-American ferry operator, the black population of the city as it grew was a small proportion of the total. Founded around 1830, it had...

Boogie Woogie

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Boogie woogie is a form of blues music that is characterized by repetitive eight-to-the-bar bass patterns and fast tempos. Other hallmarks of the style include swung eighth notes, an almost exclusive use of the 12-bar blues form...