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Body of missing Wisconsin toddler found in car trunk

CENTURIA, Wis., July 18 (UPI) -- The body of a 2-year-old boy who wandered from his home in western Wisconsin was found in the trunk of a car parked nearby, the county sheriff said Thursday.

Former Bengal accused of auto theft

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former NFL football player Pete Johnson is accused of writing a bad check for $13,300 to buy a truck from a Chevrolet dealership in Ohio.

For blues fans, a lot to smile about

The members of Congress who proclaimed 2003 "The Year of the Blues" probably didn't know what they were actually honoring. But the extraordinary outpouring of n
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Traditional jazz bass player Pops Foster was born this day in 1892 in McCall, La. He worked with the best in jazz throughout his career, including Fate Marable, Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow and Earl Hines. Pops Foster died in 1969
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Boogie-woogie piano master Pete Johnson was born this day in 1904 in Kansas City, Mo. He worked regularly in boogie-woogie trios and duos with Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist John Coltrane, a relentless musical explorer who set the agenda for intensity and spirituality in jazz performance, was born this day in 1926 in Hamlet, N.C. He died of cancer in 1967.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Meade Lux Lewis was born this day in 1905 in Chicago. He was the foremost boogie-woogie player of his time, and helped pioneer the style with cohort Albert Ammons in a most unusual setting during the Roaring '20s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Traditional jazz bass player Pops Foster was born this day in 1892 in McCall, La. He worked with the best in jazz throughout his career, including Fate Marable, Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow and Earl Hines. Pops Foster died in 1969
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 24. Boogie-woogie piano master Pete Johnson was born this day in 1904 in Kansas City. He worked regularly in boogie-woogie trios and duos with Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Pete Johnson (March 25, 1904 – March 23, 1967) was an American jazz pianist.

The 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".

Peter "Pete" Johnson was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

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