Lucille Bogan Singer

Lucille bogan

Lucille Bogan (April 1, 1897 – August 10, 1948) was an American blues singer, among the first to be recorded. She also recorded under the pseudonym Bessie Jackson. The music critic and sexologist Ernest Borneman stated that Bogan, along with Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, was in "the big three of the blues". She was born Lucille Anderson in Amory, Mississippi, United States, and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1916, she married Nazareth Lee Bogan, a railwayman, and gave birth to a son. She first recorded vaudeville songs for Okeh Records in New York in 1923, with pianist Henry Callens. Later that year she recorded "Pawn Shop Blues" in Atlanta, Georgia, which was the first time a black blues singer had been recorded outside New York or Chicago. In 1927 she began recording for Paramount Records in Grafton, Wisconsin, where she recorded her first big success, "Sweet Petunia", which was covered by Blind Blake. She also recorded for Brunswick Records, backed by Tampa Red and Cow Cow Davenport.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 1st, 1897
United States of America
Date of death
August 10th, 1948 at age of 51
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Places lived
Mississippi , United States of America
pop. 2,991,207 (2013)
Birmingham , Alabama
pop. 212,113 (2013)

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Coffee Grindin' Blues / Pot Hound Blues
1927 Single on gramophone record


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