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Meade "Lux" Lewis (born Meade Anderson Lewis; September 1905 - June 7, 1964) was an American pianist and composer, noted for his work in the boogie-woogie style. His best-known work, "Honky Tonk Train Blues", has been recorded by many artists. Biography: Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois in September 1905 (September 3, 4 and 13 have all been cited as his date of birth in various sources). In his youth he was influenced by the pianist Jimmy Yancey. His father, a guitarist who made two recordings of his own, introduced Meade to music and arranged for violin lessons. He gave up the violin at age 16, shortly after his father's death, and switched to the piano. The nickname "Lux" was given to him by his boyhood friends. He would imitate a couple of characters from a popular comic strip in Chicago, Alphonse and Gaston, and stroke an imaginary beard as part of the routine. His friends started calling him the Duke of Luxembourg because of this, and the name stuck for the rest of his life....

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On Sep 19, 2016. 4:29pm
Stu said

"Hangover Boogie" cured mine........

On Sep 21, 2016. 9:39am
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Good one Stu!

On Oct 14, 2016. 8:50am
Stu said

Hangover Boogie is back!

Loved the track so much I tracked down a CD version of this release.

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