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PETE JOHNSON

The third of the great boogie woogie pianists - in addition to Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis -- Pete Johnson also won fame as an accompanist for blues singer Joe Turner. During the late '30s and '40s, Johnson was an important part of the protean Kansas City jazz scene, often playing with greats like Buster Smith.

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