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The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists 

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Updated June 14, 2019 378 votes 184 voters 16.2k views 54 items

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?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular boogie-woogie bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Albert Ammons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Pete Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Jools Holland & His ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Pinetop Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Roosevelt Sykes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Jools Holland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Axel Zwingenberger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Amos Milburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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James Crutchfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Henri Herbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Ladyva is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
Eduardo Mariz added
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Champion Jack Dupree is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Silvan Zingg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Honey Piazza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Speckled Red is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Big Joe Duskin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Blind John Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Alan Gerber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Cripple Clarence Lofton ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Garland Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Hadda Brooks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Ian Stewart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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Jimmy Yancey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists
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John P. Hammond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boogie-woogie Bands/Artists