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Seen here playing “One O’Clock Jump” (1959) is jazz, boogie-woogie and jump blues pianist and bandleader Sammy Price (1908 –1992), born on this day in Honey Grove, Texas. Despite appearing on countless Decca recordings under his own name and with gospel singers such as Rosetta Tharpe, touring extensively, playing numerous jazz festivals and even performing on Broadway, he is considered “a tragically under recognized figure when it comes to receiving proper credit and widespread acclaim for his contributions to the musical landscape,” according to SpontaneousLunacy.net. Here is Sammy Price “Swingin The Boogie” in 1958.