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  Meade Lux Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meade Anderson "Lux" Lewis (1905 - 1964) was a United States pianist and composer noted for his work in the Boogie Woogie style.
Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois in September of 1905 (September 3rd, 4th, and 13th are given as his birthdate in various sources).
Meade "Lux" Lewis died in an automobile accident in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, 1964.
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 African American Registry: Meade Lux Lewis, true Boogie Woogie piano..
Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois and helped establish boogie-woogie as a major blues piano style in the 1930s and 1940s.
Lewis took the rollicking piano form out of the clubs and cathouses and onto the concert stage in 1938 where its fast-flowing rhythms and charging solos delighted audiences and eventually laid the groundwork for rhythm & blues and later rock & roll.
Lewis died in an automobile crash on February the 7th in 1964 in Minneapolis.
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 Meade Lux Lewis b
Although he was popular in Chicago bars in the '20s, Lewis was little known elsewhere and made his living running a taxicab firm with fellow-pianist Albert Ammons.
Encouraged by Hammond and the enormous success of Honky Tonk Train Blues, which he re-recorded in 1936 (and later), Lewis became one of the most popular and successful of the pianists to enjoy fleeting fame during the boogie-woogie craze.
From the mid-'30s onwards, Lewis often played celeste and such records, together with those he made in the early '40s with Edmond Hall's Celeste Quartet, where the remaining members of the group were Israel Crosby and Charlie Christian, showed him to be much more versatile than his mass audience appeared to assume.
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 Jazz | All About Jazz
Meade Anderson Lewis was born September 4, 1905, in Chicago and died June 7, 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a car accident.
Lewis did various things to survive at the time, the beginning of the Depression: he dug ditches for the Works Progress Administration and he returned to taxicab driving.
Lewis was an excellent whistler and could whistle the blues with the ease of a trumpet-like style.
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 LEWIS, Meade Lux : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
LEWIS, Meade Lux : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music
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10]im[ LP Boogie Woogie Interpretations on Atlantic, Cat House Piano and Meade Lux on Verve, Out Of The Roaring Twenties on ABC-Paramount, Blues Boogie Woogie on Stinson; three-disc limited edition The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Albert Ammons And Meade Lux Lewis on Mosaic '83 incl.
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 VH1.com : Meade "Lux" Lewis : Biography
Soon, Lewis was back on records and after the 1938, concert he was able to work steadily, sometimes in duets or trios with Ammons and Johnson.
He became the first jazz pianist to double on celeste (starting in 1936) and was featured on that instrument on a Blue Note quartet date with Edmond Hall and Charlie Christian; he also played harpsichord on a few records in 1941.
After the boogie-woogie craze ended, Lewis continued working in Chicago and California, recording as late as 1962, although by then he was pretty much forgotten.
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From AMG: Boogie-woogie had widespread appeal to the American public in the 1930s and for a time in the 1940s, but by the time Meade "Lux" Lewis made this LP for ABC-Paramount in 1956, it had been pretty much reduced to mostly cliché-ridden recordings with performers frequently stuck playing awful, tinny-sounding upright honky tonk pianos.
In any case, Lewis, one of the pioneers of the genre, was a trooper to the very end, so whether he's playing a real piano or a commercial clinker, he gives it his all, often with an unidentified bassist and drummer joining him.
Overall, this LP is a bit uneven, especially when compared to his far better Riverside album The Blues Piano Artistry of Meade Lux Lewis.
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 Lewis, Meade --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Known by the nickname Lux, U.S. musician Meade Lewis popularized the boogie-woogie style of blues piano in the 1930s.
U.S. jazz musician John Lewis was born on May 3, 1920, in La Grange, Ill., and grew up in Albuquerque, N.M. He became the leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet in 1952, as its pianist, and he also composed music for jazz, ballet, cinema, and theater.
Lewis died on March 29, 2001, in New York...
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 Meade Lux Lewis' Honky Tonk Train: 1927-1961 by Colin Davey
Hammond sought Meade Lux Lewis for years, and finally found him working in a car wash. Hammond put Lewis in Carnegie Hall (with Ammons and Johnson) for the Sprituals to Swing concerts of ‘38 and ‘39.
Lewis performed Honky Tonk Train at both of these concerts, and these concerts led to the boogie woogie craze of the 1940’s.
After the boogie woogie craze ended, Lewis continued to record this piece, but performed it in a wooden fashion, at a breakneck speed.
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 Amazon.ca: Music: The Blues Piano Artistry of Meade Lux Lewis [Import]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It apparently only took Meade Lux Lewis two hours to record the full set and the results are quite spontaneous yet well organized, a fine all-around portrait of the veteran pianist in his later period.
In 1961, the great Meade 'Lux' Lewis entered the studio with producer Chris Albertson to record this masterpiece of blues and boogie woogie piano.
For some strange reason, Lewis was considered something of a has-been at the time, but now, almost 43 years later, the music sounds as if it was recorded only yesterday.
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 Lux Audio CDs: Music-Hills.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Meade Lux Lewis - Alternate Takes, Live Performances, Soundies, Etc.
Meade Lux Lewis - The Blues Piano Artistry of Meade Lux Lewis
Meade Lux Lewis - Meade Lux Lewis: 1939-1941
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 Meade "Lux" Lewis MP3 Downloads - Meade "Lux" Lewis Music Downloads - Meade "Lux" Lewis Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of the three great boogie-woogie pianists (along with Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson) whose appearance at John Hammond's 1938 Spirituals to Swing concert helped start the boogie-woogie craze, Meade "Lux" Lewis was a powerful if somewhat limited player.
Next time someone voices the goofball opinion that blues is simply too depressing to embrace, sit 'em down and expose 'em to a heady dose of Roosevelt Sykes.
Albert Ammons was one of the big three of late-'30s boogie-woogie along with Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis.
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 Amazon.com: Music: Meade Lux Lewis: 1927-1939   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Meade Lux Lewis: 1939-1941 ~ Meade Lux Lewis
It features the late great Meade Lux Lewis on solo piano performing his standard classic boogie-woogie.
Moreover, this disc has some really, really rare extended tracks of Meade playing some original blues for which he had an especial talent which is now not much remembered.
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 Masters of the Boogie Piano: Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson & Others
The history of jazz and blues piano is an interesting one, and it benefits from being told separately from the history of jazz musis in general.
Recorded in 1939, at the height of the boogie-woogie craze, this piece gives a good idea of the excitement that a boogie pianist could generate despite the relatively simple elements of the music.
Albert Ammons is, of course, one of the biggest of the originators of the boogie woogie piano style (others include Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, and Jimmy Yancey), and his “Hersal Blues,” (named after another of his influences, blues pianist Hersal Wallace) recorded in 1939, demonstrates why.
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 Blue Note Records
Did Mead Lux Lewis have any sisters and brothers that played piana.
They have been copied ever since by countless admirers and disciples, none of which ever succeeded in capturing their techniques and feelings, their tremendous walking bass of the left and the breathless improvised trebles of the right hand.
Ammons and Lewis, alongside Pete Johnson, have set the pattern of classical Boogie Woogie, and every attempt to sound like either one of them means love's labor's lost.
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 eBay - meade lux lewis, CDs, Records items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Meade Lux Lewis "Barrel House Piano" VG+/VG++ !!
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 Rykodisc Catalog - Tidal Boogie - Meade "Lux" Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After releasing one record of honky tonk piano in 1929, Meade "Lux" Lewis remained in obscurity until producer John Hammond sought him out and found him washing cars in Chicago.
Subsequent albums and concert dates brought Lewis to the forefront of the boogie-woogie renaissance of the late Thirties and early Forties, leading the way with Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson.
This album retains all the energy and verve of the barrel house boogie-woogie style that Leonard Feather first described as having a "great intensity and excitement in its fiercely insistent bass figures and repetitious right-hand riffs."
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 Boogie-woogie piano
Boogie-woogie is a term used for the start of the development of rhythm and blues (and eventually rock and roll) out of swing music.
Born in Chicago, Albert Ammons was an extraordinary blues pianist of his time, a first-class exponent of boogie-woogie in the 1930s and '40s, along with Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis.
He would often perform with Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis.
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Yancey was a musician's musician, remaining mostly unknown and unheard outside of Chicago until 1936, when Lewis recorded one of his tunes, "Yancey Special." Three years later, producer Dan Qualey became the first to record Yancey for his new Solo Art label.
Johnson's goal in all of this listening and playing in his teenage years was to come up with his own distinctive style.
Ammons recorded with the other pianists in duets and trios, fit right in with the Port of Harlem Jazzmen on their Blue Note session, appeared regularly at Cafe Society, recorded as a sideman with Sippie Wallace in the 1940s, and he even cut a session with his son, the great tenorman Gene Ammons.
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When Piet Mondrian arrived in New York in 1940, he heard the Boogie Woogie piano of Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, and Pete Johnson, and from then on refused to dance to any other jazz, leaving the floor in a huff if the music didn't boogie.
Pac-Mondrian sits in as a session drummer with Ammons, Lewis, and Johnson, hitting hi-hats, cymbals, and snares as he eats pellets.
Listen to the original boogie woogie music of Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, and Pete Johnson.
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 Documentary Arts, Inc.
I had heard Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson on record, and around Austin, I heard a lot of piano players, Baby Dotson, Black Tank, and Boots Walton.”
In his playing, Durst combines the elements of barrelhouse and boogie woogie with improvisatory talking blues and jive.
“My left hand was influenced by the solid bass that I heard on the records of Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, and Pinetop Smith,“ Durst says, “but my right hand goes crazy with those Sugar Land riffs that I learned from Robert Shaw.
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 Bob Seeley
I stumbled onto Bob Seeley along with some other great names in boogie woogie like Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis when I turned 50 years old.
You would probably feel the same after you had seen or heard him pound out a version "Honky Tonk Train Blues" by Meade Lux Lewis or any of the more demanding numbers of Ammons or Johnson.
He has three recordings and I remember well the day they all were delivered to my house.
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 JazzNet : Meade_Lux_Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 VH1.com : Meade "Lux" Lewis : Artist Main
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 Louis Jordan and Friends Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Blues and Boogie with Louis Jordan, Maxine Sullivan, Nat King Cole, Meade Lux Lewis and Una Maie Carlise.
Fuzzy Wuzzy (1943-1944) - Meade Lux Lewis, Didley Dickerson, Joe Turner, Una Mae Carlisle, Louis Jorman and his Tympani Five, Ruby Richards and Maurice Rocco
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 AOL Music: Meade "Lux" Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Meade "Lux" Lewis - Verve Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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You have reached the artist page for Meade "Lux" Lewis.
In the right column you will see a listing of their Verve Music Group discography (active catalog titles only).
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