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Lucille Bogan

American blues singer

Died when: 51 years 131 days (616 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

Lucille Bogan

Lucille Bogan (born Lucile Anderson;April 1, 1897 – August 10, 1948) was an American classic female blues singer and songwriter, among the first to be recorded.

She also recorded under the pseudonym Bessie Jackson.Music critic Ernest Borneman noted that Bogan was one of "the big three of the blues", along with Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith.

Many of Bogan's songs have been recorded by later blues and jazz musicians.Many of her songs were sexually explicit, and she was generally considered to have been a "dirty blues" musician.


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