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Boogie-woogie pianist Pete Johnson was born in Kansas City, MO, in 1904. He was known as one of the greats of that genre, along with Albert Ammons and Meade 'Lux' Lewis. He regularly teamed with blues singer Big Joe Turner and their concert performances in the late 1930s helped to popularize "boogie-woogie" with the public. He had originally ... See full bio »

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The Blues Actor
2003

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  American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Members Only: The Playboy Club (2017) ... (performer: "Variety Boogie", "Hip Shakin' Boogie" - uncredited)
- Birth of the Centerfold: The Girl Next Door (2017) ... (performer: "Teenage Boogie" - uncredited)
- Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe (2017) ... (writer: "Roll 'Em Pete" - uncredited)
 2016 Agent Carter (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lady in the Lake (2016) ... (writer: "Wee Baby Blues" - uncredited)
  The Blues (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Boogie Woogie Dream") / (writer: "Boogie Woogie Dream", "Piney Brown Blues")
 1992 Malcolm X (writer: "Roll Em Pete")
 1986 Blues for Central Avenue (Documentary) (writer: "Roll Em Pete")
 1944 Boogie-Woogie Dream (Short) (performer: "Boogie Woogie Dream") / (writer: "Boogie Woogie Dream")
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 2003 The Blues (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Piano Blues (2003)
 1944 Boogie-Woogie Dream (Short)
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 1997 Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (TV Movie documentary)
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 1994 Goodnight Sweden (TV Movie)
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 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary)
Self - Performer
 1990 That's Black Entertainment (Documentary)
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 1982 Jazz Greats (Video documentary)
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Album: "Central Avenue Boogie" (Delmark Records). See more »

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