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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  • Bob Hall (born 1942), English pianist
  • Willie Hall, known as Drive'em Down, model and mentor to many New Orleans players
  • Henri Herbert, English pianist, member of The Jim Jones Revue
  • Jools Holland (born 1958), British musician and television presenter
  • John Lee Hooker (1912–2001), American boogie & blues singer and guitarist, born in Mississippi
  • Nicky Hopkins (1944–1994), English pianist and organist performed on British and American pop and rock music
  • Camille Howard (1914–1993), American pianist and singer

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  • Elton John (1947), English singer, pianist, and composer
  • Johnnie Johnson (1924–2005), American boogie woogie and rock and roll piano player; sideman in Chuck Berry's band; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 in the sideman category
  • Pete Johnson (1904–1967), Big Joe Turner's piano partner; "Roll 'Em Pete" was named for him
  • Louis Jordan (1908–1975), American boogie and jump blues musician, songwriter and bandleader

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  • Michael Kaeshammer (born 1977), 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, blues/R&B pianist and organist based in New Orleans

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  • Memphis Slim (1915–1988)
  • Big Maceo Merriweather (1905–1953), composer of "Chicago Breakdown"
  • Moon Mullican (1909–1967), known as the "King of the Hillbilly Piano Players" during a recording career that stretched from the 1930s through the 1960s, including hits such as "Seven Nights to Rock"; considered a major influence on Jerry Lee Lewis

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  • Maurice Rocco (1915–1976), American pianist, singer, and actor
  • Walter Roland (1903–1972), American pianist, guitarist, and singer
  • Leon Russell (1942–2016), American musician and songwriter

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

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

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