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He began his musical career in 1922 as a drummer in Kansas City ( Missouri ) and did not learn to play the piano until he was 18. From 1926 to 1938 he worked as a pianist, often with Big Joe Turner . In 1938 the two performed in New York's Carnegie Hall . This concert caused a boogie-woogie fever, and Johnson was from then on, with Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Ammons , who had also played at the concert, one of the leading pianists of his time. The three musicians often appeared as a trio . In contrast to the other two, he felt more comfortable as a member of a band than a soloist.
Johnson was also an excellent stride, swing and blues pianist, which numerous publications prove.
In May 1949 he performed at the Paris Festival International 1949 de Jazz . In 1950 Johnson moved to Buffalo and continued to perform despite health problems, notably with Jimmy Rushing and Big Joe Turner . In 1958 he suffered a stroke that partially paralyzed him. When the German jazz fan H. Maurer, whose The Pete Johnson Story came out in 1965, raised money for him, he was pretty impoverished. Pete Johnson died in 1967 at the age of 62.
- 1280 stomp
- 627 stomp
- Basement boogie
- Buss Robinson Blues
- Cherry Red
- Death Ray Boogie
- Goin 'away blues
- Holler stomp
- Just for you
- Lone Star Blues
- Pete's Blues
- Pete's Lonsome Blues
- Roll 'Em Pete
- 1938-1939 Classics , 1938
- King of Boogie Milan , 1939
- Master of Blues and Boogie Woogie, Vol. 3 Oldie Blues , 1939
- Boogie Woogie Mood (1940-1944) , MCA around 1970
- Pete's Blues Savoy , 1946
- Central Avenue Boogie || Delmark , 1993
- Master of Blues and Boogie Woogie Oldie Blues , 1975
- 1939-1941 Classics , 1996
- 1944-1946 Classics , 1997
- Blues & Boogie Woogie Master 1938/1946 , EPM Musique 1998
- St. Louis Parties of July 20 & August 1 , 1954 Document 1999
- Roll 'Em Pete Pearl , 1999
- 1947-1949 Classics , 2000
- Atomic Boogie: The National Recordings 1945–1947 , Savoy Jazz 2001
- The Pete Johnson / Earl Hines / Teddy Bunn Blue Note Sessions (1939-1940) ( Mosaic , 1987) - 1 LP with Ulysses Livingston g, Abe Bolar b
- Carlo Bohländer , Karl Heinz Holler, Christian Pfarr: Reclams Jazzführer . 3rd, revised and expanded edition. Reclam, Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-15-010355-X ; Martin Kunzler : Jazz Lexicon. Volume 1: A – L (= rororo-Sachbuch. Vol. 16512). 2nd Edition. Rowohlt, Reinbek bei Hamburg 2004, ISBN 3-499-16512-0 give March 25th.
- Tony Russell: The Blues. From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray . Carlton Books, London 1997, ISBN 1-85868-255-X , p. 127.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Johnson, Peter (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American boogie woogie pianist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 24, 1904 or March 25, 1904|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kansas City (Missouri)|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 23, 1967|
|Place of death||Buffalo|