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Nellie Lutcher On Piano Jazz

Nellie Lutcher.
William P. Gottlieb
Library of Congress
Nellie Lutcher.

Nellie Lutcher (1912 — 2007) started out playing piano at 15, but soon transitioned to singing. She built a career as a prominent jazz vocalist in the 1940s and 1950s with hits like "Fine Brown Frame."

Lutcher joined Marian McPartland for Piano Jazz in 1986. She performs two of her most popular compositions, "Hurry On Down" and "Real Gone Guy." McPartland solos on "Love Is The Sweetest Thing," and the two combine their talents on "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues."

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1986.

Set List

  • "Hurry On Down" (Lutcher)
  • "Keepin' Out Of Mischief" (Waller, Razaf)
  • "Tea For Two" (Youmans, Caesar)
  • "Birth Of The Blues" (Henderson, DeSylva, Brown)
  • "My Little Boy" (Lutcher)
  • "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills, Parish)
  • "Real Gone Guy" (Lutcher)
  • "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues" (Arlen, Koehler)
  • "Love Is The Sweetest Thing" (Noble)
  • "The Song Is Ended" (Berlin)
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