Pete Johnson

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    Mr. Clarinet Knocks TwicePete Johnson
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    Atomic BoogiePete Johnson
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    Mr. Drums Meets Mr. PianoPete Johnson
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    Pete's Lonesome BluesPete Johnson
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    Mutiny In The DoghousePete Johnson
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        Pete Johnson was one of the three great boogie-woogie pianists (along with Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis) whose sudden prominence in the late '30s helped make the style very popular. Originally a drummer, Johnson switched to piano in 1922. He was part of the Kansas City scene in the 1920s and '30s, often accompanying singer Big Joe Turner. Producer John Hammond discovered him in 1936 and got him to play at the Famous Door in New York. After taking part in Hammond's 1938 Spir... Read more

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