Meade Lux Lewis

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by Meade Lux Lewis

Biography

Meade Anderson Lewis, 4 September 1905, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 7 June 1964, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 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. A record he made in 1927, ‘Honky Tonk Train Blues’, but which was not released until 1929, eventually came to the attention of John Hammond Jnr. some half-dozen years later. Encouraged by Hammond and the enormous... Read more

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boogie woogie
jazz
blues
piano
rhythm and blues
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