The word boogie dates to the fourteenth century. 'Bugge' meant phantom or ghost. A similar word, 'booger' may originate in West Africa, the Mandingo word 'bug' was associated with a fast drumbeat of voodoo music. Somehow the two words converged. 'Booger' was applied to a form of piano rag which evolved into boogie-woogie. Featuring Cleo Brown, Mary Lou Williams, Hadda Brooks, Hazel Scott, Martha Davis, Lil Armstrong Hardin, Beryl Booker, Sarah McLawler, Anna Mae Woodburn.