Blue Lu Barker

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Blue Lu Barker
Birth nameLouisa Dupont
Born(1913-11-13)November 13, 1913
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
DiedMay 7, 1998(1998-05-07) (aged 84)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
GenresJazz, blues
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Associated actsDanny Barker

Louisa "Blue Lu" Barker (née Dupont) (November 13, 1913[1] – May 7, 1998)[2] was an American jazz and blues singer. Her better-known recordings include "Don't You Feel My Leg" (1938) and "Look What Baby's Got for You."[2]

She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana,[2] and often sang and performed with her husband, Danny Barker, a regular of the New Orleans music scene.[3]

Barker's recording of "A Little Bird Told Me" was released by Capitol Records as catalogue number 15308 in 1948. It first reached the Billboard chart on December 18, 1948, and lasted 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 4.

Barker was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 1997, one year before she died in New Orleans, at the age of 84.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b Eugene Chadbourne (1913-11-13). "Blue Lu Barker | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  2. ^ a b c d Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 1998 - 1999". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  3. ^ Levin, Floyd (2002). Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians. University of California Press. p. 191. ISBN 0-520-23463-4.