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Unformatted text preview: • Enjoyed commercial celebrity status o Own radio show in 1929 • Gorged himself in food and alcohol • Sold 400 songs o Some several times • Most prominent ‘boom-chuck’ LH o Fourth Art Tatum • Some consider as best jazz pianists ever • Influenced by stride but not in main three • Almost completely blind • Early exposure through Toledo radio shows, eventually on NBC • Studied at Toledo Conservatory of Music • 1909-1956 o Principles of stride Maintain 2 beat bass Keep a backbeat in the chords played in middle register The composite of the 2 beat and backbeat create 4beat feels • Boogie Woogie o Always blues form o Consists of a swung LH ostinato, 8 th notes o RH plays blues and swing riffs Albert Ammons Meade Lux Lewis • ‘Honky Tonk Train Blues’ 1957 Pete Johnson...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUSIC 145 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08