Blue Lu Barker

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Louise Dupont, 13 December 1913, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 May 1998, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Barker began her career as a dancer and singer in New Orleans but did not record until 1938 after her move to New York. She is almost certainly the ‘Lu Blue’ who recorded with Erskine Hawkins in July of that year. Under her own name she continued to record for Decca Records until 1939. She enjoyed a second period of recording activity between 1947 and 1949, with her work... Read more

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blues
female vocalists
rhythm and blues
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