Mission Statement

Site Information — Fri, May 09, 2008

Boogie woogie is the backbone of American music.  Rhythm and improvisation on a piano, played over a blues form, it is the foundation of jazz and most of American popular music.

Boogie woogie is also America’s forgotten music.  Once THE popular music of the country - in fact a national craze - it was transformed in the post WWII years into modern jazz and rock and roll.

This site, BoogieWoogie.Com, is dedicated to documenting - in the words of John Tennison - the origins, subsequent history and ongoing development of boogie woogie.  It will also be a resource for all things boogie—the music, the art, the biographies of players, living and dead, and other events promoting the art form.

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