Boogie Woogie Highways

Explore the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Along US 59 in East Texas

February 28, 2019 | By Michael Corcoran

The heavy left hand mimicked the rumble of steam locomotives on iron rails, while the right played melodic cross-rhythms that whistled up and down the tracks. A national craze during World War II, the hard-driving piano style known as boogie woogie set the stage for the musical revolution of rock ’n’ roll.

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