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Meade Lewis

Anderson Meade Lewis (September 4, 1905 – June 7, 1964), known as Meade Lux Lewis, was an American pianist and composer, noted for his playing in the boogie-woogie style. His best-known work, "Honky Tonk Train Blues”, has been recorded by many artists.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 4th, 1905 (Chicago), Died June 7th, 1964 (Minneapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, celeste

Notes: Meade "Lux" Lewis.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-06301 10-in. 5/7/1936 Honky tonk train blues Meade Lewis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-06302 10-in. 5/7/1936 Whistlin' blues Meade Lewis Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-041538 10-in. 8/10/1939 Honky tonk train Delta Rhythm Band ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 90469 10-in. 11/21/1935 Honky tonk train blues Meade Lewis instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90561 10-in. 1/11/1936 Yancey special Meade Lewis instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90562 10-in. 1/11/1936 Celeste blues-1 Meade Lewis instrumentalist, piano, celeste  
Decca 90563 10-in. 1/11/1935 I'm in the mood for love-1 Meade Lewis instrumentalist, piano, celeste  
Decca 90564 10-in. 1/11/1935 Mr. Freddie blues Meade Lewis instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Meade," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105635.

Lewis, Meade. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105635.

"Lewis, Meade." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105635

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