LUCKEY ROBERTS

Stride Piano / Ragtime • United States
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Charles Luckyth Roberts (August 7, 1887 – February 5, 1968), better known as Luckey Roberts, was an American composer and stride pianist who worked in the jazz, ragtime, and blues styles.

Luckey Roberts was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was playing piano and acting professionally with traveling Negro minstrel shows in his childhood. He settled in New York City about 1910 and became one of the leading pianists in Harlem, and started publishing some of his original rags.

Roberts toured France and the UK with James Reese Europe during World War I, then returned to New York where he wrote music for various shows and recorded piano rolls.

With James P. Johnson, Roberts developed the stride piano style of playing about 1919.

Robert's reach on the keyboard was unusually large (he could reach a fourteenth), leading to a rumor that he had the webbing between his fingers surgically cut, which those who knew him
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LUCKEY ROBERTS Ragtime King album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ragtime King
Ragtime 1974
LUCKEY ROBERTS Luckey Roberts & Ralph Sutton : The Circle Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luckey Roberts & Ralph Sutton : The Circle Recordings
Stride Piano 1994

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LUCKEY ROBERTS Luckey Roberts & Willie 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luckey Roberts & Willie "The Lion" Smith ‎ : Luckey & The Lion: Harlem Piano
Stride Piano 1960

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