Meade “Lux” Lewis

Meade "Lux" Lewis

Boogie woogie pianist Meade “Lux” Lewis, 1905-1964

Meade “Lux” Lewis was one of the leading boogie woogie pianists of the 1930s. His best-known recording “Honky Tonk Train Blues,” was also his first recording–for Paramount in 1927. He frequently performed with two other pianists, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson. He appeared uncreditted in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” as the pianist in Nick’s bar.

The Recordings

Glendale Glide

 record label Group: Meade "Lux" Lewis
Label: Asch Matrix Number: Asch (352-2)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: August 18, 1944
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 record label Group: Meade "Lux" Lewis
Label: Asch Matrix Number: Asch (352-2)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: August 18, 1944
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