JIMMY BLYTHE

Classic (1920s) Jazz / Boogie Woogie Piano • United States
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In 1915 Jimmy Blythe moved from his native Kentucky to Chicago. He was an accomplished musician and composer and found a great deal of work as a pianist for Paramount, Vocalion and Gennett. Blythe's style of playing was influenced by Clarence M. Jones who was his piano teacher. Blythe was very prolific and accompanied many Jazz and Blues artists such as Ma Rainey and Blind Blake on their recordings. He also produced hundreds of piano rolls for use in nickelodeons for the Capitol Music Roll Company of Chicago. He led dozens of recording sessions, often with Southside musicians like Jimmy Bertrand or Johnny Dodds. Blythe is considered one of the first Boogie Woogie style piano players, but he was a versatile musician who could handle many diverse styles. The song "Chicago Stomp" is generally considered to be the first recorded example of Boogie Woogie. He died suddenly of epidemic meningitis read more...
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JIMMY BLYTHE State Street Ramblers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
State Street Ramblers
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954
JIMMY BLYTHE South Side Blues Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
South Side Blues Piano
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954

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JIMMY BLYTHE Moods Of Jimmy Blythe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moods Of Jimmy Blythe
Boogie Woogie Piano 1976
JIMMY BLYTHE Chronological Order Piano Solos (1924-1931) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chronological Order Piano Solos (1924-1931)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
JIMMY BLYTHE 1928-1931 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1928-1931
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
JIMMY BLYTHE Messin Around Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Messin Around Blues
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2007

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Chicago Stomp
Boogie Woogie Piano 1924
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Alley Rat / Sweet Papa
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1928

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