Boogie rock

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Boogie rock is a music genre which came out of the hard heavy blues rock of the late 1960s.[1] Largely designed for dance parties, it tends to feature a repetitive driving rhythm in place of instrumental experimentation found in the more progressive blues-rock bands of the period.


Boogie rockers concentrate on the groove, working a steady, chugging back beat, often in shuffle time.[2]


One of the first bands to popularize boogie rock worldwide was Canned Heat.[3] Boogie rock reached the height of its popularity in the mid to late 1970s.[4]

British bands include Suzi Quatro, Status Quo,[5] Humble Pie, Savoy Brown,[6] Foghat,[7] T-Rex, Spider, Vardis and Engine.


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  6. ^ Larkin, Colin, ed. (1997). "Savoy Brown". Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Concise Edition. London: Virgin Publishing Ltd. p. 1056. ISBN 1-85227-745-9. Having honed a simple, blues-boogie style, the guitarist now seemed content to repeat it... 
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