BLUE LU BARKER

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Singer Blue Lu Barker was born, raised, and buried in New Orleans; her funeral even turned into a popular video broadcast spotlighting the town's jazz funeral traditions. Like many early Louisiana performing artists, claims to her paralyzing influence over the entire country's jazz and blues scenes tend to be made with great regularity. Thus the tale of Blue Lu Barker is one in which jazz critics on one side of the fence comment on her limited vocal range, while others come up with quotes such as this one, attributed to legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday: "Blue Lu Barker was my biggest influence." In both the '30s and '40s she was one of the more popular blues performers, often appearing alongside artists such as Cab Calloway and Jelly Roll Morton. Sometimes it was her husband, musician Danny Barker, who opened the doors to musical groups such as Sidney Bechet's, but no read more...
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BLUE LU BARKER Live at New Orleans Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at New Orleans Jazz Festival
Blues 1998

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BLUE LU BARKER Don't You Feel My Leg album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't You Feel My Leg
Blues 1996
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The Chronological Classics 1938-1939
Blues 1997
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The Chronological Classics 1946-1949
Blues 2001

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