After watching/listening to @Worldfiddler play his "12-bar-shuffle", I wasn't sure why I like it SO much - then, I realized how much it reminded me of Boogie Woogie!
I recently sat in on a few Blues-based Jazz workshops, as well as a 'Strum-bowing' workshop at Fiddle Hell. Even though all this is fresh in my mind, I didn't quite make the connection until I ck'd with the 'Wiki God' tonight:
For the most part, boogie-woogie tunes are twelve-bar blues, although the style has been applied to popular songs such as "Swanee River" and hymns such as "Just a Closer Walk with Thee".
This must mean the chord progressions are important.
The chord progressions are typically based on I–IV–V–I (with many formal variations of it, such as I/i–IV/iv–v/I, as well as chords that lead into these ones).
I've always associated "Boogie Woogie" with dancing, which I don't with "The Blues" - maybe another reason why I didn't make the connection between the 2 earlier.
Billy Contreras Boogie Woogie with Mark Schatz!
Figuring It Out - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"!
The "Strum Bowing" workshop at Fiddle Hell was beyond what I expected, so I highly recommend ANYTHING you can learn from Tracy Silverman!
Here's 2 quick Tutorials on Shuffle Bowing & a couple variations, from Johnathan H Warren.
Here's simple Boogie Woogie to use for Blues backup from Fiddle Jam Institute.
Simple play-along video practice for Boogie Woogie, melody from the Mark O'Connor Violin Method Book 1 - with Amy Hotto.
TOO MUCH FUN - Replica Seeburg F Violin Pipes play "The Original Boogie Woogie" (DuoArtOrgan)!
This is a set of violin pipes I built using a scale from a Seeburg F. Most Seeburg F's have 32 notes starting at middle C and running through G. My test chest has 37 notes C to C so I've inserted a few Wurlitzer violin pipes at the top. You'll notice that the Wurlitzer pipes are a very narrow scale compared to the Seeburgs.
...might be addicted to this!