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boogie-woogie (ˈbʊɡɪˈwʊɡɪ Pronunciation for boogie-woogie ; ˈbuːɡɪˈwuːɡɪ Pronunciation for boogie-woogie



  1. a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues

Example Sentences Including 'boogie-woogie'

Customers at the Big Apple soon learned about the boogie-woogie and calypso from the regulars.
Wensley Clarkson HIT `EM HARD: Jack Spot, King of the Underworld (2002)
He is still Jones's hero, and Holland has always loved boogie-woogie piano.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Local band Carrizma had the gang in a frenzy, dishing out plenty of swing, rockabilly and boogie-woogie !
Courier, Sunday Mail (2005)
Much of that country's vast musical tradition is there -- folk, blues, gospel, soul, boogie-woogie jazz, the roots of rock'n'roll.
Misc (1999)
There was swing and jive in the dance halls, mambo in the bars, boogie-woogie piano playing in the dockside cathouses.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes
Years later, I saw relationships between Jerry Lee's boogie-woogie and Erroll Garner and Art Tatum.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)


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