Friday, November 23, 2007

An introduction to Nellie Lutcher

Welcome to this blog tribute to the Hurry On Down girl herself, Miss Nellie Lutcher. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1912; her story is dear to my heart. Besides being from Lake Charles also, I am the assistant director of the local museum called the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and curated a retrospective show about Nellie's life and career with the full support of her family and friends and many items picked out by Nellie herself before her death in June of 2007. The show is currently being put together as a traveling exhibit to be shown throughout the country. First stop will most likely be the Louisiana Jazz Museum in New Orleans. I will be sharing with you on this website some of the stories, history, and excitement of her story as well as photos, album covers, and information about people surrounding Nellie including Joe Woodman Lutcher, Little Richard, Nat King Cole, Bunk Johnson, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Dave Dexter, Steppin Fetchit, Lionel Hampton, and the three stooges just to name a few! So check back or bookmark my site to read more about this lady of the blues, jazz, rock and roll, and swing!

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