Twitter Facebook Google+ Flickr Tumblr Vimeo YouTube Pinterest

Meade Lux Lewis – Boogie Woogie

I’m reading Life, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones’ autobiography. A great book; I’m really enjoying it. It’s very much a reminder of life and times gone by. In it he mentions hearing Ian Stewart, the fellow responsible for pulling the Stones as we know them together, playing Meade Lux Lewis as he walked in the first day the band ever practiced together.

In this video, Mr. Lewis plays a stevedore taking time out from his work to entertain people walking by on the sidewalk. I’ve got to say, it’s not as pumped up, production-wise, as Janet Jackson’s Alright (a favorite music video) but it does compares favorably, imho.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.