List of boogie woogie musicians

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Among the many boogie-woogie musicians are not only blues players,[citation needed] but rock and roll, and country musicians as well, and at least one classical musician.

Musicians noted for playing boogie-woogie (many of whom also perform in other styles):

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  • Harry Gibson "The Hipster" (1915–1991)
  • Henry Gray (born 1925), American pianist credited with helping to create the Chicago blues piano sound

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  • Willie Hall, known as Drive'em Down, model and mentor to many New Orleans players
  • Jools Holland, (born 1958) British musician and television presenter
  • Camille Howard (1914–1993), American pianist and singer
  • Bob Hall (born 1942), English pianist
  • Henri Herbert , English pianist, member of The Jim Jones Revue

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  • Michael Kaeshammer, (born 1977 or 1978), a Canadian pianist, vocalist, and arranger
  • Shizuko Kasagi (1914–1985), Japanese singer known in Japan as the "Queen of the Boogie-Woogie" (ブギの女王 Bugi no ojō?).
  • Joe Krown, a blues/R&B pianist/organist based in New Orleans

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  • Ulf Sandström (born 1964), Swedish pianist and member of jump4joy
  • Bob Seeley (born c. 1930), American pianist
  • Luca Sestak born 1995), German Boogie-Woogie, Blues and Jazz pianist.
  • Omar Shariff (stage name of Dave Alexander, 1938–2012), American singer and pianist
  • Robert Shaw (1908–1985), American barrelhouse pianist, recorded "The Ma Grinder"
  • Freddie Slack (1910–1965), American pianist and bandleader, originator of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar" in the 1940s
  • Huey "Piano" Smith (born 1934), "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu", also accompanist on Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise"
  • Clarence "Pine Top" Smith (1904–1929), "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie" in 1929 was the first boogie-woogie hit and popularized the name for the style
  • Charlie Spand (unknown)
  • Otis Spann, (1930–1970), Delta blues and boogie player, toured solo and with Muddy Waters
  • Speckled Red (1892–1973), American pianist and singer, recorded "The Dirty Dozens"
  • Roosevelt Sykes (1906–1983), American pianist

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  • Jimmy Yancey (1898–1951), American pianist, composer, and lyricist

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Additional note[edit]

Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, and Pete Johnson sometimes played together by twos or threes, an unusual practice. See Boogie-woogie for more information.