1901 - 1931
Jimmy Blythe was a very prolific pianist and took an active part in the musical live of his time. He accompanied many jazz artists and led a great number of recording sessions.
He was a boogie woogie
pioneer but was able to play many other piano styles like stride piano
. From the early 20’s, he recorded hundreds of piano rolls which are an important testimony of his piano playing. His title "Chicago Stomp"
, recorded in 1924 is considered to be one the very first boogie woogie
of all time.
by Jimmy Blythe
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