JIMMY YANCEY

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Jimmy Yancey was a native of Chicago and learned to play piano from his elder brother, Alonzo, who was a Ragtime picker. Yancey's father was a buck and wing dancer, and the kids were part of the act; sometime before 1915, the Yanceys appeared at Buckingham Palace before English Royalty. During the First World War, Jimmy Yancey played baseball in a Negro league team, the Chicago All-Americans. It is widely stated that Yancey "invented" boogie-woogie; not possible given its rural mid-western roots, and that traces of this style appear in sources which lead back to the late 1870s. However, inasmuch as Chicago style of boogie-woogie is concerned, Yancey is known to have been playing such music in Chicago prior to 1920. In the early 1920s, Jimmy Yancey was a regularly seen player on the rent party circuit in Chicago, and under his spell a number of boogie pianists emerged, including read more...
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JIMMY YANCEY Yancey Special-Six Piano Numbers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yancey Special-Six Piano Numbers
Boogie Woogie Piano 1951
JIMMY YANCEY Piano Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Solos
Boogie Woogie Piano 1952
JIMMY YANCEY Yancey Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yancey Special
Boogie Woogie Piano 1952
JIMMY YANCEY A Lost Recording Date album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Lost Recording Date
Boogie Woogie Piano 1953
JIMMY YANCEY Yancey's Getaway (aka  In The Beginning) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yancey's Getaway (aka In The Beginning)
Boogie Woogie Piano 1954
JIMMY YANCEY Lowdown Dirty Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lowdown Dirty Blues
Boogie Woogie Piano 1968

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JIMMY YANCEY Blues And Booige album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues And Booige
Boogie Woogie Piano 1954
JIMMY YANCEY Pure Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pure Blues
Boogie Woogie Piano 1958
JIMMY YANCEY Piano Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Solos
Boogie Woogie Piano 1971
JIMMY YANCEY Jimmy & Mama Yancey ‎: Chicago Piano - Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jimmy & Mama Yancey ‎: Chicago Piano - Volume 1
Boogie Woogie Piano 1972
JIMMY YANCEY The Immortal Jimmy Yancey 1898 - 1951 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Immortal Jimmy Yancey 1898 - 1951
Boogie Woogie Piano 1981

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