Lucky Millinder

Lucky Millinder

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lucius Venable "Lucky" Millinder (August 8, 1910 - September 28, 1966) was an American rhythm and blues and swing bandleader. Although he could not read or write music, did not play an instrument and rarely sang, his showmanship and musical taste made his bands successful. His group was said to have been the greatest big band to play rhythm and blues, and gave a break to a number of influential musicians at the dawn of the rock and roll era. He is a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Millinder was born in Anniston, Alabama and was raised in Chicago, Illinois. In the 1920s he worked in clubs, ballrooms, and theatres in Chicago as a master of ceremonies and dancer. He first fronted a band in 1931 for an RKO theater tour, and in 1932 took over leadership of Doc Crawford's orchestra in Harlem, New York City, as well as freelancing elsewhere.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973610
  • 9786134973618