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“When I Say Get It”: A Brief History of the Boogie

“When I Say Get It”: A Brief History of the Boogie e s s a y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “When I Say Get It” A Brief History of the Boogie by Burgin Mathews One night I was laying down. I heard mama and papa talking. I heard papa tell mama to let that boy boogie-woogie. ’Cause it’s in him, and it’s got to come out. —John Lee Hooker, “Boogie Chillen” We love to boogie on a Saturday night. —T. Rex, “I Love to Boogie” “I like to boogie-woogie,” Madonna proclaimed in the title track of her 2000 release, Music: “it’s like riding on the wind and it never goes away.” The boogie-woogie—or just boogie for short— born one hundred years before Madonna sang its praises, had survived into a new millennium and, as far at least as that pop songstress was concerned, would be around forever. Madonna at Wembley Arena, 2006, courtesy of Annodam/Rocco under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. 2 like to boogie-woogie,” Madonna proclaimed in the title track of her 2000 release Mu , sic: “it’s like riding on the wind and it never goes away.” The boogie-woogie—or just boogie http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

“When I Say Get It”: A Brief History of the Boogie

Southern Cultures , Volume 15 (3) – Aug 13, 2009

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Copyright © 2008 Center for the Study of the American South.
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Abstract

e s s a y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “When I Say Get It” A Brief History of the Boogie by Burgin Mathews One night I was laying down. I heard mama and papa talking. I heard papa tell mama to let that boy boogie-woogie. ’Cause it’s in him, and it’s got to come out. —John Lee Hooker, “Boogie Chillen” We love to boogie on a Saturday night. —T. Rex, “I Love to Boogie” “I like to boogie-woogie,” Madonna proclaimed in the title track of her 2000 release, Music: “it’s like riding on the wind and it never goes away.” The boogie-woogie—or just boogie for short— born one hundred years before Madonna sang its praises, had survived into a new millennium and, as far at least as that pop songstress was concerned, would be around forever. Madonna at Wembley Arena, 2006, courtesy of Annodam/Rocco under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. 2 like to boogie-woogie,” Madonna proclaimed in the title track of her 2000 release Mu , sic: “it’s like riding on the wind and it never goes away.” The boogie-woogie—or just boogie

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 13, 2009

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