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Jimmy Yancey - 85% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Blues Jazz
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James Edward Yancey, 20 February 1898, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 17 September 1951, Chicago, Illinois, USA. While still a small child Yancey appeared in vaudeville as a tap dancer and singer. After touring the USA and Europe he abandoned this career and, just turned 20, settled in Chicago where he taught himself to play piano. He began to appear at rent parties and informal Read more

Will Bradley - 52% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
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Wilbur Schwichtenberg, 12 July 1912, Newton, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 July 1989, Flemington, New Jersey, USA. Bradley played trombone with various bands in New York in the late 20s and at the beginning of the next decade established the working pattern for his whole career, combining studio work with playing in name bands. In the early 30s he recorded with Red Nichols and in 1 Read more

Big Joe Duskin - 45% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Blues Jazz
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10 February 1921, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. 6 May 2007. In the 30s Duskin moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he began playing piano, inspired by the records of Roosevelt Sykes, Albert Ammons, and Pete Johnson. During World War II he was drafted into the army and met Ammons, Johnson, and Meade ‘Lux’ Lewis on USO shows. After demobilization Joe promi Read more

Big Maceo Merriweather - 32% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Blues
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Ralph Sutton - 26% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Jazz
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Art Hodes - 23% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Jazz
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Arthur W. Hodes, 14 November 1904, Nikoliev, Ukraine, d. 4 March 1993, Harvey, Illinois, USA. A few months after Hodes was born, his family emigrated from Russia and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He began playing piano and by his late teenage years was working in dancehalls and clubs. He played with several local bands, including Wingy Manone’s, but also established him Read more

Katie Webster - 20% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Kathryn Jewel Thorne, 9 January 1939, Houston, Texas, USA, 5 September 1999, League City, Texas, USA. Webster learned to play the piano as a child, playing hymn tunes when her mother was within earshot and Fats Domino and Chuck Berry tunes when she was not. She developed, in her words, ‘A funky left hand and a rollin’ right’, which talent led to her becoming Read more

Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake - 18% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Jazz Musicals & The Arts Television Comedy
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James Hubert Blake, 7 February 1883, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 12 February 1983, New York City, New York, USA. Eubie Blake grew up to the sounds of ragtime music, and before the turn of the century was playing piano in sporting houses and other similar establishments. He was a composer too, and in 1915 joined forces with Noble Sissle; they played in vaudeville as a double Read more

Little Willie Littlefield - 18% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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16 September 1931, El Campo, Texas, USA. By the age of 16, Littlefield was emulating his hero Amos Milburn, shouting the blues and hammering the pianos of nearby Houston’s Dowling Street clubs. He made his recording debut the following year for the local Eddie’s Records and for the Freedom label. In August 1949, Littlefield was discovered by the Bihari Brothers, wh Read more

Roy Milton - 18% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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31 July 1907, Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA, d. 18 September 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA. Growing up on his Chickasaw grandmother’s reservation, Milton encountered blues music when his family moved to Tulsa. In the late 20s, he was a vocalist with the Ernie Fields Orchestra; while on tour in Texas, he replaced the band’s drummer after the latter was arrested. He Read more

Clarence Williams - 15% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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8 October 1893, Plaquemine, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 November 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Although Williams first made his mark as a pianist, singer and dancer, it was as a composer, record producer, music publisher and entrepreneur that he made a lasting impact on jazz. Before he was in his teens he had decided upon a career in showbusiness and had run away from home to Read more

Erskine Hawkins - 15% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Blues Big Band & Swing Jazz Soundtracks
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Johnny Dodds - 13% match to Meade Lux Lewis

Genres: Jazz
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12 April 1892, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 8 August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dodds did not begin playing clarinet until he was aged 17, but in taking lessons from Lorenzo Tio ensured that his late start did not hamper his career. In the years before World War I he played with Kid Ory and Fate Marable, mostly in his home town, and also worked with a minstrel show whe Read more

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