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Pete Johnson

p, 1904-1967 US, Kansas City, Missouri
Musician of Jazz and Blues
A.k.a. Kermit H. Johnson

Pete Johnson (March 25, 1904 – March 23, 1967) was an American boogie-woogie and jazz pianist.Journalist Tony Russell stated in his book The Blues – From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, that "Johnson shared with the other members of the 'Boogie Woogie Trio' the technical virtuosity and melodic fertility that can make this the most exciting of all piano music styles, but he was more comfortable than Meade Lux Lewis in a band setting; and as an accompanist, unlike Lewis or Albert Ammons, he could sparkle but not outshine his singing partner". Fellow journalist Scott Yanow (Allmusic) added "Johnson was one of the three great boogie-woogie pianists (along with Lewis and Ammons) whose sudden prominence in the late 1930s helped make the style very popular".

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Drums
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Rocket Boogie "88" (Pt. 1) on Tell Me Pretty Baby by Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
Roll 'Em Pete (with Big Joe Turner) on Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration by Various Artists
Mutiny in the Doghouse on Wartime Swinger by Pete Johnson
Atomic Boogie on Atomic Boogie by Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
627 Stomp on For You by Pete Johnson
Kapitel 3.2 & Kapitel 4.1 - Wie man 13 wird und die Welt rettet (Wie man 13 wird 3) on Wie man 13 wird und die Welt rettet by Tim Kreuer, Pete Johnson & Wie man 13 wird
Kapitel 1.1 - Wie man 13 wird und überlebt on Wie man 13 wird und überlebt by Tim Kreuer, Pete Johnson & Wie man 13 wird
Kapitel 1 & Kapitel 2.1 - Wie man seine Eltern erzieht (Eltern 1) on Wie man seine Eltern erzieht by Pete Johnson, Henning Nöhren & Eltern
Kapitel 8.2 - Wie man 13 wird und überlebt on Wie man 13 wird und überlebt by Tim Kreuer, Pete Johnson & Wie man 13 wird
Kapitel 3.2 & Kapitel 4.1 - Wie man 13 wird und überlebt on Wie man 13 wird und überlebt by Tim Kreuer, Pete Johnson & Wie man 13 wird

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Masters Of Boogie Piano: Five Classic Albums PlusMeade "Lux" Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Jimmy Yancey2013Compil.
Boogie WoogiePete Johnson2010Album
Boogie Woogie KingsAlbert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Pete Johnson, Speckled Red2009Compil.
Movin' The BoogiePete Johnson and Albert Ammons2005Single
1947-1949Pete Johnson2000Compil.
The St. Louis Parties (1954)Pete Johnson1999Compil.
Boogie Woogie StompAlbert Ammons With Meade "Lux" Lewis & Pete Johnson1998Compil.
Radio Broadcasts, Film Soundtracks, Alternate Takes 1939-c. 1947Pete Johnson1998Compil.
The Boogie Woogie Trio, Vol. 2The Boogie Woogie Trio, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis1997Album
1944-1946Pete Johnson1997Compil.
The Boogie Woogie BoysAlbert Ammons - Pete Johnson - Meade "Lux" Lewis1995Compil.
The Boogie Woogie Trio, Vol. 1The Boogie Woogie Trio, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis1995Album
Reminiscing At Blue NoteEarl Hines, Pete Johnson, James Price Johnson1994Compil.
Yancey Special / J. J. BoogiePete Johnson1992Album
Swanee River Boogie / Saint Louis BoogiePete Johnson1992Album
Swanee River Boogie / St. Louis BoogiePete Johnson1992Album
1938-1939Pete Johnson1992Compil.
Central Avenue BoogiePete Johnson1992Album
1939-1941Pete Johnson1992Compil.
King Of BoogiePete Johnson1991Album
Boogie Woogie PianoJimmy Yancey - Meade "Lux" Lewis - Albert Ammons - Pete Johnson1991Compil.
The Boogie Woogie GiantsAlbert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, Jimmy Yancey1990Compil.
Barrelhouse BoogieMeade "Lux" Lewis And Jimmy Yancey And Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons1989Compil.
(1938-1947)Pete Johnson1988Compil.
The Pete Johnson / Earl Hines / Teddy Bunn Blue Note SessionsPete Johnson / Earl Hines / Teddy Bunn1987Compil.
Shoutin' The Blues - Complete RecordingsCrown Prince Waterford With Jay McShann And Pete Johnson1985Compil.
Genius Of Boogie Woogie (Vol. 2)Albert Ammons - Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis1984Compil.
Boogie Woogie ClassicsAlbert Ammons / Pete Johnson1983Compil.
Boogie Woogie Mood 1940-1944Pete Johnson1980Compil.
Pete Johnson 1940-1944 The Boogie King - Jazz Museum Volume 6Pete Johnson1979Compil.
Master Of Blues And Boogie Woogie, Vol. 3Pete Johnson1978Album
All Star Swing GroupsPete Johnson, Cozy Cole1977Compil.
Boogie Woogie TrioAlbert Ammons & Meade "Lux" Lewis & Pete Johnson1976Compil.
Master Of Blues And Boogie Woogie 1904-1967 Vol 2Pete Johnson1975Compil.
"Boogie Woogie Mood" 1940-1944Pete Johnson1974Compil.
"Boogie Woogie Mood" 1940-1944Pete Johnson1974Compil.
Master Of Blues And Boogie Woogie 1904-1967Pete Johnson1974Compil.
Boogie Woogie KingsAlbert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis1974Compil.
The Boogie Woogie BoysAlbert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Big Joe Turner1973Compil.
Boogie Woogie Jump / Honky Tonk Train BluesAlbert Ammons & Pete Johnson / Meade "Lux" Lewis1971Single
Boogie Woogie ManAlbert Ammons - Pete Johnson / Jimmy Yancey1971Album
Boogie Woogie ManAlbert Ammons - Pete Johnson / Jimmy Yancey1969Album
Kansas City Piano (1936-1941)Count Basie - Pete Johnson - Jay McShann - Mary Lou Williams1967Compil.
Boogie BluesLloyd Glenn, Pete Johnson1967Album
Piano Jazz - Kansas CityCount Basie, Pete Johnson1962Single
Original Boogie Woogie PianoPete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis1960Single
Swings The BoogiePete Johnson - Hadda Brooks1958Album
Pete's BluesPete Johnson1958Album
Jazz Piano Starring Erroll Garner And Pete JohnsonErroll Garner And Pete Johnson1956Album
Giants Of Boogie WoogiePete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Albert Ammons1956Compil.
Joe Turner And Pete JohnsonBig Joe Turner And Pete Johnson1955Album
Keyboards Kings Of JazzCount Basie, Eddie Durham, Duke Ellington, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons1955Single
Jumpin' With Pete JohnsonPete Johnson1955Album
Eight To The ValveHarry James, Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons1955Single
Joe Turner And Pete JohnsonBig Joe Turner and Pete Johnson1955Single
Shout For Joy / Bear Cat Crawl / Cafe Society Rag / Honky Tonk Train BluesAlbert Ammons & Pete Johnson / Meade "Lux" Lewis1954Single
Pete Johnson's Boogie Woogie Mood - Piano Solos Vol. 1Pete Johnson1953Single
Boogie Woogie ClassicsAlbert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Pete Johnson1953Single
Boogie Woogie ClassicsPete Johnson1952Album
Roll Em' Boys / Kansas City BluesBig Joe Turner, Pete Johnson1951Album
Minute Boogie / 66 Stomp / Central Ave. Drag / Hollywood BoogiePete Johnson1950Single
Little Joe From Chicago / Boogie WoogieMary Lou Williams / Pete Johnson1947Album
Boogie Woogie PrayerMeade "Lux" Lewis - Pete Johnson - Albert Ammons1947Album
Minuet Boogie / 66 StompPete Johnson1947Album
8 To The Bar (Two Piano Boogie Woogie For Dancing)Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons1943Album
Cuttin' The BoogiePete Johnson And Albert Ammons1943Album
Cuttin' The Boogie / Barrel House BoogiePete Johnson And Albert Ammons1942Album
Sixth Avenue Express / Pine CreekPete Johnson And Albert Ammons1941Album
Boogie Woogie Man / Walkin' The BoogiePete Johnson And Albert Ammons1941Album
Basement Boogie / Death Ray BoogiePete Johnson1941Album
Foot Pedal Boogie / Movin' The BoogiePete Johnson And Albert Ammons1941Album
Just For You / Pete's MixturePete Johnson1941Album
Holler Stomp / You Don't Know My MindPete Johnson1940Album
Blues On The Down Beat / Kaycee On My MindPete Johnson1940Album
Boogie Woogie PrayerMeade "Lux" Lewis - Pete Johnson - Albert Ammons1939Album
Barrelhouse Breakdown / Kansas City FarewellPete Johnson1939Album
Let 'Em Jump / Pete's BluesPete Johnson1939Album
Climbin' And Screamin' / How Long - How LongPete Johnson1939Album
Goin' Away Blues / Roll 'Em PeteBig Joe Turner And Pete Johnson1939Album
Buss Robinson Blues / B. And O. BluesPete Johnson1939Album
Pete Johnson's Boogie Woogie MoodPete JohnsonAlbum
Boogie Woogie MoodPete JohnsonAlbum
Roll 'Em BoysPete Johnson, Big Joe TurnerCompil.
The Complete Library Of Congress Boogie Woogie Recordings Of Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons & Pete JohnsonMeade "Lux" Lewis, Albert Ammons & Pete JohnsonAlbum
Blues, Boogie & BarrelhouseMeade "Lux" Lewis, Pete Johnson, Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, Albert Ammons And His Rhythm KingsCompil.
8 To The Bar Two Piano Boogie Woogie For DancingPete Johnson, Albert AmmonsAlbum
Blues On The Down Beat / K. C. On My MindPete JohnsonAlbum
The Rarest Pete Johnson Volume 1Pete JohnsonCompil.
Walkin' The Boogie / Honky Tonk TrainPete Johnson And Albert Ammons / Meade "Lux" LewisAlbum
Boogie Woogie Prayer, Part I & IIMeade "Lux" Lewis, Pete Johnson, Albert AmmonsAlbum
The Rarest Pete Johnson Vol.2Pete JohnsonCompil.
Joe Turner / Hot Lips Page / Don ByasPete JohnsonSingle
Gene Norman's >>Just Jazz<< Piano WoogiePete JohnsonAlbum
Gene Norman Presents Just Jazz - Pete Johnson In ConcertPete JohnsonSingle
On the "88"Pete JohnsonSingle
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