Tell my story : the life and the music of Meade Lux Lewis, celebrating his 100th birthday

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Boogie Woogie, Meade Lux Lewis, Michael Hortig

Author : Michael Hortig

Source : Blues & Rhythm,  201, August 2005


“At that time Lewis was very much interested in automobile mechanics, but when an unknown pianist called Al came up from St. Louis, bringing the number ‘The Fives’ to Chicago, he returned to the piano. “So I told Al, I gotta learn how to play that stuff; let’s get together.” In 1924 the Lewis family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, the birthplace of Lewis’s mother, and when they returned some time later, the Lewis family had split….”



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