and the Boogie Woogie
a few of the Blues musicians could live on their music, most of them had
two jobs. During the day they worked in the steel industry or in other
factories and at night they played their music - wherever they had the
chance to play.
place to play was on boogies.
was a special house or flat party. A tenant could not pay his rent, so
he organised a party, hired a piano player (or was one himself), used his
last money to buy cheap alcohol and the party could start.
fee was a quarter, and at the end of the night, the tenant had the money
for his rent.
music they played on such parties was (surprise, surprise!) the boogie