Ultimately, I want to consider Boogie Woogie in a much broader context of human evolution and universal aesthetic sensibilities.
Part of this broader consideration will examine how the formal elements of Boogie Woogie have strong correlates and associations with ancient spiritual, religious, and sexual practices.
In this way the music got around -- all through Texas -- and eventually, of course, out of Texas.
Now when this new form of piano music came from Texas, it moved out towards Louisiana.
Simms Campbell nor Clarence Williams were from Texas. Louis and spent time living and conducting research in both Chicago and New York.Another attribution of the geographical origin of Boogie Woogie to Texas was in the radio script, "The Boogie Woogie Beat: Rompin' Stompin' Rhythm," (broadcast the week of 1/17/02, Riverwalk script 2001 by Margaret Moos Pick).Moos wrote "They had a captive audience: loggers from the lumber camps deep in the piney woods, and workers laying track for the Texas and Pacific railroad, carving a line of steel through the wilderness.However, before considering Boogie Woogie in such a broad historical context, I want to first examine its evolution within the United States."The first Negroes who played what is called boogie woogie, or house-rent music, and attracted attention in city slums where other Negroes held jam sessions, were from Texas.that contains only a fraction of the material that I will eventually publish as a book.