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Meade Lux Lewis

Meade Anderson "Lux" Lewis (1905 - 1964) was a United States pianist and composer noted for his work in the Boogie Woogie style.

Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois in September of 1905 (September 3rd, 4th, and 13th are given as his birthdate in various sources). In his youth he was influenced by pianist Jimmy Yancey.

Although he first recorded in 1927, Lewis achived little fame until he was brought to New York City by promoter John Hammond[?] in 1938 when he appeared at well publicised concerts including at Carnegie Hall.

Meade "Lux" Lewis died in an automobile accident in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, 1964.

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