Boogie Me!

From ‘Spann s Boogie’ to ‘Saint-Louis stomp’ , we have mixed 22 ‘True Swing‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Boogie Woogie‘. It has Speckled Red, Blind John Davis , Dave Brubeck, Memphis Slim and many more.

IMAGE : Photo by Todd Hryckowian

MOMA: Piet Mondrian. (Dutch, 1872-1944). Broadway Boogie Woogie. 1942-43. Oil on canvas, 50 x 50″ (127 x 127 cm) “Mondrian,, an adept dancer fascinated by boogie–woogie., saw the syncopated beat, irreverent approach to melody, and improvisational aesthetic of boogie–woogie as akin to his own “destruction of natural appearance; and construction through continuous opposition of pure means—dynamic rhythm.”

Aina Nygörd / Jürgen Brudal : In Boogie Woogie however, there are no choreographies. That means that the dancers improvise their own dance spontaneously on the dance floor. You might imagine that dancers without a choreography would do random and usynchronized movements, but this is not the case. : The term boogie-woogie is first recorded in print as the title of Clarence ‘Pinetop’ Smith’s 1928 recording, Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie, which includes these lyrics: “I want all of you to know Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie. I want everybody to dance just like I say. And when I say ‘hold it there’. I want all of you … to stop. And when I say stop – don’t move. And when I say git it. I want all of you to do a boogie-woogie”

Time : Said Pianist Paul ponderously: “[Boogie-woogie] is a kind of modern Bach, in so far as the left hand does not play a mere accompaniment but a distinct theme that is woven in with the theme of the right hand in a definite counterpoint style, with Bach-like improvisations on the themes.” : Playing boogie woogie piano isn’t difficult when you know a few basics. Just take a repeating bass line, add that famous 12-bar blues pattern, mix in a few chords, and you’ve got a recipe for fun and entertainment!

Texas Escapes : Alan Lomax wrote in 1993 : “Anonymous black musicians, longing to grab a train and ride away from their troubles, incorporated the rhythms of the steam locomotive and the moan of their whistles into the new dance music they were playing in jukes and dance halls”.

Prentiss Riddle : Long John Baldry. used to sing “Don’t you tell me n-n-n-no lies woman ’cause all you know I’ve told. Don’t sell me no alibi sister ’cause all you’ve got I’ve sold. …So don’t try to lay no boogie woogie on the king of rock and roll”. to be continued… probably

PLAYLIST : Otis Spann – Spann s Boogie (02.05) . Cecil Gant – Cecil boogie (02.18) . Willie Dixon – 88 Boogie (02.33) . Albert Ammons – Shout for joy (02.23) . Count Basie – Boogie Woogie (02.51) . Louise Johnson – On The Wall (03.02) . Oscar Peterson – Oscar’s Boogie (02.44) . B.B. King – Boogie Woogie Woman (02.48) . Forrest Sykes – Tonky Boogie (03.10) . Dave Brubeck – Bru’s Boogie Woogie (02.30) . Byg Joe Turner – WineO-BAby Boogie (02.32) . Blind John Davis – Everybody’s Boogie (02.25) . Quincy Jones – Boogie Stop Shuffle (02.44) . Memphis Slim – Memphis Boogie (03.16) . Benny Golson – Drumboogie (03.59) . Speckled Red – Saint-Louis stomp (03.15) . Professor Longhair – Ball the Wall (03.18) . Cow Cow Davenport & Dora Car – Cow cow blues (03.05) . Little Richard with Johnny Otis Band – Little Richard‘s Bo (02.49) . Pinetop Perkins – Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie (04.41) . Big Joe Turner & Orchestra featuring Van ‘Piano Man’ Wall – Boogie (02.57) . Meade Lux Lewis A.Ammons P.Johnson – Boogie woogie praye (04.03) .


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