Booker T. Laury

Booker T. Laury

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Booker T. Laury (September 2, 1914 - September 23, 1995) was an American boogie-woogie, blues, gospel and jazz pianist and singer. Over his lengthy career, Laury worked with various musicians including Memphis Slim and Mose Vinson. He appeared in two films, but did not record his debut album until he was almost eighty years of age. Lawrence Laury was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up with his lifelong friend, Memphis Slim. At the age of six, after helping his mother play the family's pump organ, Laury learned to play the keyboards. His barrelhouse playing style, which he developed alongside Slim, was based on the influence gained from regular Memphis performers Roosevelt Sykes, Sunnyland Slim, and Speckled Red. In the early 1930s, and in the company of the younger Mose Vinson, Slim and Laury began playing in local clubs.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134972657
  • 9786134972659