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The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists  

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Boogie-woogie artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good boogie-woogie bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top boogie-woogie bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Boogie-woogie groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all boogie-woogie bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest boogie-woogie bands of all time, since the most famous boogie-woogie artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best boogie-woogie music.

You can click on the boogie-woogie band names to see more information about that particular notable boogie-woogie group. If they're near the top of the best boogie-woogie artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top boogie-woogie bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the boogie-woogie band names themselves.

List is made up of artists like Fats Domino and Roosevelt Sykes. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list. What's the best item on this list? Jonah Jones? Charles Magnante?

All important, significant and iconic names in boogie-woogie music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new boogie-woogie bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of boogie-woogie, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into boogie-woogie music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good boogie-woogie bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent boogie-woogie bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best boogie-woogie bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest boogie-woogie musician ever?"

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Albert Ammons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues
2
Pete Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Stride, Boogie-woogie, Jazz
3
Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie
4
Pinetop Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Blues
5
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & B... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
6
Roosevelt Sykes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Blues
7
Jools Holland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Rock music, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues
8
Fingers Slim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
fingers.slim added Blues, Boogie-woogie
9
Estelle Yancey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Blues
10
Axel Zwingenberger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues
11
Amos Milburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues
12
Erwin Helfer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues
13
Ladyva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Eduardo Mariz added
14
James Crutchfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Blues
15
Champion Jack Dupree is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Blues
16
Speckled Red is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Blues
17
Silvan Zingg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues
18
Henri Herbert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Honky-tonk, Boogie-woogie, Rock and roll
19
Garland Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues
20
Mitch Woods is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Jazz
21
Booker T. Laury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Gospel music
22
John P. Hammond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Rock and roll, Blues
23
Jimmy Yancey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie
24
Katie Webster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Swamp blues, Boogie-woogie, Soul music
25
Charlie Spand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Boogie-woogie, Blues