List of Boogie Woogie Musicians
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List of Boogie Woogie Musicians
Among the many boogie-woogie musicians are not only blues players, but rock and roll, and country musicians as well, and at least one classical musician.
Musicians noted for playing boogie-woogie (many of whom also perform in other styles):
- Bob Baldori (born 1943), aka "Boogie Bob", American rock, blues, and boogie-woogie musician
- Marcia Ball (born 1949), American singer and pianist
- Deanna Bogart, (born 1960), American singer, pianist, and saxophonist
- James Booker (1939-1983), American pianist
- Eden Brent (born 1965), American pianist and vocalist
- Dave Brubeck (born 1920-2012), American jazz and blues pianist
- Caroline Dahl, pianist and composer of boogie-woogie and American roots music
- Cow Cow Davenport (1894-1955), American pianist
- Blind John Davis (1913-1985), American pianist and singer
- Neville Dickie (born 1937), English pianist
- Fats Domino, (1928-2017), American R&B pianist and singer who recorded some boogie pieces in the 1950s
- Floyd Domino, American pianist; played for seven years with Western Swing revival band Asleep at the Wheel
- Dorothy Donegan (1922-1998). American pianist
- Georgia Tom Dorsey (1899-1993), American pianist and gospel songwriter
- Dr. John (born 1940), New Orleans blues and boogie woogie pianist and composer of "Boxcar Boogie" among others
- Champion Jack Dupree (1908-1992), New Orleans blues player
- Big Joe Duskin (1921-2007), American pianist
- Willie Hall, known as Drive'em Down, model and mentor to many New Orleans players
- Jools Holland, (born 1958) British musician and television presenter
- Camille Howard (1914-1993), American pianist and singer
- Bob Hall (born 1942), English pianist
- Henri Herbert, English pianist, member of The Jim Jones Revue
- John Lee Hooker (1912-2001), American boogie & blues singer and guitarist, born in Mississippi
- Nicky Hopkins (1944-1994) English pianist and organist performed on British and American pop and rock music
- Elton John, (1947) English singer, pianist, and composer
- Pete Johnson, (1904-1967) Big Joe Turner's piano partner; "Roll 'Em Pete" was named for him
- Louis Jordan, (1908-1975) American boogie and jump blues musician, songwriter and bandleader*
- Johnnie Johnson, (1924-2005) American boogie woogie and rock and roll piano player,sideman in Chuck Berry's band. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 in the sideman category
- Michael Kaeshammer, (born 1977), a Canadian pianist, vocalist, and arranger
- Shizuko Kasagi (1914-1985), Japanese singer known in Japan as the "Queen of the Boogie-Woogie" ( Bugi no oj?).
- Joe Krown, blues/R&B pianist/organist based in New Orleans
- Ladyva (Vanessa Sabrina Gnaegi) (1988), Swiss pianist
- Booker T. Laury (1914-1995), American pianist and singer
- Jerry Lee Lewis (born 1935), American rockabilly, rock & roll and country pianist, singer, and songwriter
- Meade Lux Lewis (1905-1964), American pianist whose "Honky Tonk Train Blues" was an early boogie woogie hit
- Liberace (1919-1987), American pianist
- Little Richard (born 1932), American pianist, singer, and songwriter
- Little Willie Littlefield (1931-2013), American pianist and singer
- Cripple Clarence Lofton (1887-1957)
- Professor Longhair (1918-1980) American blues, rhythm and blues, jazz pianist
- Memphis Slim (1915-1988)
- Big Maceo Merriweather (1905-1953), composer of "Chicago Breakdown"
- Moon Mullican (1909-1967), known as the "King of the Hillbilly Piano Players" during a recording career that stretched from the 1930s through the 1960s, including hits such as Seven Nights to Rock; considered a major influence on Jerry Lee Lewis.
- Bill Payne (born 1949), piano player for Little Feat
- Oscar Peterson, (1925-2007), modern jazz player, performed duo piano version of "Honky Tonk Train Blues" with Keith Emerson
- Piano Red (1911-1985), brother of Speckled Red
- Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011), American musician and teacher of Ike Turner
- Preacher Jack (b. 1942), stage name of John Lincoln Coughlin, American pianist, recording artist on Rounder Records.
- Sammy Price (1908-1992), American pianist and bandleader
- Professor Longhair, (Henry "Roy" Byrd, 1918-1980), American singer and pianist
- Ulf Sandström (born 1964), Swedish pianist and member of jump4joy
- Bob Seeley (born c. 1930), American pianist
- Luca Sestak (born 1995), German Boogie-Woogie, Blues and Jazz pianist.
- Omar Shariff (stage name of Dave Alexander, 1938-2012), American singer and pianist
- Robert Shaw (1908-1985), American barrelhouse pianist, recorded "The Ma Grinder"
- Freddie Slack (1910-1965), American pianist and bandleader, originator of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar" in the 1940s
- Huey "Piano" Smith (born 1934), "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu", also accompanist on Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise"
- Clarence "Pine Top" Smith (1904-1929), "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie" in 1929 was the first boogie-woogie hit and popularized the name for the style
- Charlie Spand (unknown)
- Otis Spann, (1930-1970), Delta blues and boogie player, toured solo and with Muddy Waters
- Speckled Red (1892-1973), American pianist and singer, recorded "The Dirty Dozens"
- Roosevelt Sykes (1906-1983), American pianist
- Gene Taylor (born 1952), American pianist who has played with Canned Heat, Blasters, Fried Bourbon
- Montana Taylor (1903-1958), American pianist
- George W. Thomas (1885-c.1930), American pianist and songwriter
- Hersal Thomas (c.1909-1926), American pianist and composer
- Allen Toussaint (1938 - 2015) was an American musician, songwriter
- T. Rex, British boogie and rock band
- Stephanie Trick (born 1987), American boogie-woogie, stride, ragtime and jazz pianist
- Big Joe Turner, (1911-1985), American boogie-woogie singer, partnered with Pete Johnson
- Ike Turner, (1931-2007), American musician, bandleader, and record producer
- Rick Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist and songwriter
- Tuts Washington (1907-1984), mentor to many generations of New Orleans pianists
- Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne (born 1944), American-born boogie-woogie/blues/R&B pianist
- Vince Weber (born 1953), German boogie/blues musician
- Robert Wells, Swedish pianist, singer, and composer
- Clarence Williams (1898-1965), American pianist and composer who recorded some of the first examples of boogie-woogie
- Jabo Williams, American pianist and songwriter
- Mitch Woods (born 1951), American modern day boogie-woogie, jazz and jump blues pianist
- Jimmy Yancey (1898-1951), American pianist, composer, and lyricist
Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, and Pete Johnson sometimes played together by twos or threes, an unusual practice. See Boogie-woogie for more information.