Lillian Goodner

Lillian Goodner

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lillian Goodner (1896 -1994) was an African American blues singer who performed in the classic female blues style that was popular during the 1920s. She was billed as "Sister Lillian: Queen of the Sepias." Born Lillian Paige in Montgomery, Alabama, she grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Her abilities as a vocalist were recognized early. She entered and won amateur contests before embarking on a professional career, in which she toured the country with her childhood friend, Mae Crowder, in an act billed as "The Creole Sisters." In 1923-1924 Goodner recorded six sides for Ajax Records. In the 1920s she toured major cities in the US and Canada, as well as Europe and Australia. In the early 1930s she performed with Duke Ellington and his band. After marrying William Penn she settled in Minneapolis and continued to work nightclubs in the American Midwest. During World War II, Goodner performed in U.S.O. shows in Detroit and Oakland, California; in 1942 she appeared at Maxwell Field in Montgomery with Glenn Miller. She continued to play club dates in the 1950s, and also performed on WTCN-TV in Minneapolis.
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134976938
  • 9786134976930