4917Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Charlie Segar
- Nov 2, 2007Charlie Segar, "Keyboard Wizard Supreme", made four issued sides for Decca
in 1934/5 and four for OKeh in 1940. They can all be heard on the CD 'Piano
Blues-Volume 2', Document DOCD5220.
I had completely forgotten that I wrote the notes and that I found a Paul
Oliver interview with Billie Pierce in which she recalled Segar as coming
from her own hometown, Pensacola, Florida, and said that in his act he
played trumpet and piano simultaneously, and blindfolded. On record he only
Hadda Brooks is great. I'm always surprised more fuss is not made about her.
There's a wonderful collection of her boogies on an Ace CD (CDCHM889,
Swingin' The Boogie).
on 2/11/07 21:02, Dan Van Landingham at danvanlandingham@... wrote:
I never heard of Charlie Segar,but I had a few Capitol 78s of Nellie
Lutcher.She was good.She
was part of the rhythm and blues scene of the forties.Her contemporaries
were Hadda Broo-
ks and Julia Lee who was also a Capitol artist.Brooks recorded for a label
called "Modern" in
the early fifties.I liked Lutcher better than Lee.
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