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Big Maceo Merriweather – Worried Life Blues

Big Maceo Merriweather (March 31, 1905 – February 23, 1953), known as Big Maceo, was an American Chicago blues pianist and singer, active in Chicago in the 1940s.

His first record was “Worried Life Blues” (1941), which promptly became a blues hit and remained his signature piece. Other classic piano blues recordings such as “Chicago Breakdown”, “Texas Stomp”, and “Detroit Jump” followed. His piano style developed from players like Leroy Carr and Roosevelt Sykes, as well as from the Boogie-woogie style of Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Ammons. He in turn influenced other musicians like Henry Gray, who credits Merriweather to helping him launch his career as a blues pianist.

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