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 who play boogie-woogie (many of whom also perform in other styles):
- Albert Ammons[?], father of bebop tenorman Gene Ammons
- James Booker[?]
- Cow Cow Davenport[?]
- Dorothy Donegan[?]
- Tommy Dorsey, (1905-1956), big band boogie-woogie
- Champion Jack Dupree, boxer, classic New Orleans blues player
- Big Joe Duskin[?]
- Keith Emerson, rock keyboard player, had a hit on "Honky Tonk Train Blues" in 1976 (see 1976 in music)
- Willie Hall, known as Drive'em Down, model and mentor to many New Orleans players
- Jools Holland[?], (born 1958)
- Jose Iturbi[?], (1895-1980), classical pianist of the 1940s who often included a boogie-woogie encore.
- Pete Johnson[?], Big Joe Turner's piano partner, "Roll 'Em, Pete" is named for him.
- Jerry Lee Lewis, (born 1935)
- Meade Lux Lewis, "Honky Tonk Train Blues", (1927 in music), perhaps the first boogie-woogie hit
- Little Willie Littlefield[?]
- Professor Longhair, "Tipitina", "Mardis Gras in New Orleans"
- Big Maceo[?], composer of "Chicago Breakdown"
- Little Milton[?]
- Pinetop Perkins[?], Ike Turner's teacher
- Oscar Peterson, (1925-), modern jazz player, performed duo piano version of "Honky Tonk Train Blues" with Keith Emerson.
- Sammy Price[?]
- Little Richard, (born 1932)
- Huey "Piano" Smith[?], "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"
- Pinetop Smith[?], Ike Turner's teacher
- George W. Thomas[?]
- Ike Turner, (born 1931), record producer, guitarist, piano player
- Big Joe Turner, (1911-1985), boogie woogie singer, partnered with Pete Johnson
- Jimmy Yancey, perhaps the most subtle and soulful of the boogie-woogie players
- Tuts Washington[?], mentor to many generations of New Orleans pianists
Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, and Pete Johnson sometimes played together by twos or threes, an unusual practice. See main article for more information.