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Meade "Lux" Lewis

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. He played regularly in Chicago in the late '20s and his one solo record of the time, "Honky Tonk Train Blues" (1927), was considered a classic. However, other than a few sides backing little-known blues singers, Lewis gained little extra work and slipped into obscurity. John Hammond heard Lewis' record in 1935 and, after a search, found Lewis washing cars for a living in Chicago. 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. Lewis led sessions through the years that have come out on MCA, Victor, Blue Note, Solo Art, Euphonic, Stinson, Atlantic, Storyville, Verve, Tops, ABC-Paramount, Riverside, and Philips. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Honky Tonk Train Blues

1. Honky Tonk Train Blues

2. Bass On Top

3. Six Wheel Chaser

4. Tell Your Story

5. Chicago Flyer

6. Blues Whistle

7. Rising Tide Blues

8. Doll House Boogie

9. Denapas Parade

10. Yancey's Pride

11. Randini's Boogie

12. Lux's Boogie

13. The Boogie Tidal

14. Glendale Glide

15. Yancey Special

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Track List: Hey! Piano Man: Selected Boogie Woogie Sides Remastered - CD B

2. Yancey Special

3. Celeste Blues

4. I'm In The Mood For Love

5. Mr. Freddie Blues

6. Honky Tonk Train Blues

7. Whistlin' Blues

8. Bear Cat Crawl

9. The Blues Part 1

10. The Blues Part 2

11. The Blues Part 3

12. The Blues Part 4

13. The Blues Part 5

14. Melancholy Blues

15. Solitude Blues

16. Twos And Fews

17. Nagasaki

18. Untitled Original

19. Messin' Around

20. Deep Fives

21. Blues De 'Lux'

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Track List: Meade "Lux" Lewis (1939 To Late 1940s)

1. Introduction

2. Honky Tonk Train Blues

3. Introduction

4. Roll 'Em

5. Profoundly Blue No. 2

6. Introduction

7. Yancey Special

8. Spirit Of Boogie Woogie

9. Honky Tonk Train Blues

10. V-Disc Stomp (Part 1)

11. V-Disc Stomp (Part 2)

12. Unititled Phrases

13. Roll 'Em

14. Boogie Woogie

15. Low Down Dog

16. Introduction

17. Six Wheel Chaser

18. Boogie Tidal

19. Lux's Boogie (Piece In G)

20. Medium Boogie

21. Fast Boogie

22. Slow Boogie

23. Honky Tonk Train Blues

24. Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie

25. Untitled Fragment

26. Honky Tonk Train Blues

27. Whistlin' Blues

28. Squeeze Me

29. Cow Cow Blues

30. Blues

31. Six Wheel Chaser

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Track List: Chronological 1946-1954

1. Medium Boogie (Yancey Special)

2. Fast Boogie

3. Slow Boogie (Dupree Blues)

4. Honky Tonk Train Blues

5. Jumpin' With Pete

6. Riff Boogie

7. Cow Cow Blues

8. Yancey Special

9. Honky Tonk Train Blues

10. Albert's Blues

11. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

12. Mr. Freddie's Blues

13. Suitcase Blues

14. Spooney Sam

15. Mama's Bounce

16. Shooboody

17. Hangover Boogie

18. Yancey's Last Ride

19. Bush Street Boogie

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Track List: The Blues Piano Artistry Of Meade Lux Lewis

1. Hammer Chatter

2. You Were Meant For Me

3. Celeste Bounce

4. Bear Trap Stomp

5. Frompy Stomp

6. Rough Seas

7. Madame Vod's Celeste Blues

8. C-Jam Blues

9. Fate

10. Breezing At The Celeste

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Track List: Cat House Piano

1. The Pittsburgh Flyer

2. Dragon Blues

3. Jabouti

4. Torpedo Juice

5. Joe Prein's Boogie

6. 620 Boogie

7. Meade's Mambo

8. San Francisco Shuffle

9. Spooney Sam

10. Mama's Bounce

11. Shooboody

12. Hangover Boogie

13. Yancey's Last Ride

14. Bush Street Boogie

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