Jimmy Yancey

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Early Influence

Inducted in: 1986

Inducted by: Ahmet Ertegun


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1990 (ranked #12 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .


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Who gave the induction speech for Jimmy Yancey?

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 12:47pm


I hadn't really listened to Jimmy Yancey until a few weeks ago, but after hearing "Cryin' In My Sleep", I heard the piano palying that Jimmy was so good at and it hit me so as a result of hearing that song, I'm now a fan of Jimmy Yancy

Posted by Andrew Miller on Tuesday, 10.9.12 @ 14:32pm


One of the seminal boogie-woogie pianists, Jimmy Yancey created a style that would be that would become a recognizable element of uptempo blues and early rock n' roll.

The caze of boogie-woogie came and gone during the 30s, but Jimmy had been playing the style since 1910. A self taught pianist and singer, he prefromed in a style that was characterized by rhythmic lines from his left hand played off against accents from the other hand.

Despite his passing, Jimmy Yancey's influence continues to radiate through music today.

Posted by Andrew on Thursday, 05.23.13 @ 13:10pm


One of the seminal boogie-woogie pianists, Jimmy Yancey created a style that would become a recognizable element of uptempo blues and early rock n' roll.

The caze of boogie-woogie came and gone during the 30s, but Jimmy had been playing the style since 1910. A self taught pianist and singer, he prefromed in a style that was characterized by rhythmic lines from his left hand played off against accents from the other hand.

Despite his passing, Jimmy Yancey's influence continues to radiate through music today.

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 08.31.13 @ 20:29pm


One of the seminal boogie-woogie pianists, Jimmy Yancey created a style that would become a recognizable element of uptempo blues and early rock n' roll.

The caze of boogie-woogie came and gone during the 30s, but Jimmy had been playing the style since 1910. A self taught pianist and singer, he prefromed in a style that was characterized by rhythmic lines from his left hand played off against accents from the other hand.

Despite his passing, Jimmy Yancey's influence continues to radiate through music today.

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 08.31.13 @ 20:30pm


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