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Blues, barrelhouse & boogie woogie : 1946-'55. vol.15

Amos Milburn (performer)
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Blues, barrelhouse & boogie woogie : 1946-'55. vol.15

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Title
Blues, barrelhouse & boogie woogie : 1946-'55. vol.15
Performer
Amos Milburn 1927-1980
Publisher
Capitol, 1996
3 cd's
EAN
0724383687923
CDR
HDX4573

About Amos Milburn

Joseph Amos Milburn (April 1, 1927 – January 3, 1980) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer and pianist, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Houston, Texas, and died there 52 years later. One commentator noted, "Milburn excelled at good-natured, upbeat romps about booze and partying, imbued with a vibrant sense of humour and double entendre, as well as vivid, down-home imagery in his lyrics."

Life and career

Milburn was born in Houston, one of thirteen children. By the age of five, he was playing tunes on the piano. He enlisted in the United States Navy when he was fifteen and earned thirteen battle stars in the Philippines. He returned to Houston and organized a sixteen-piece band playing in clubs in the city. He was managed by William and Geneva Church.

Milburn was a polished pianist and performer and in 1946 attracted the attention of a woman who arranged a recording sess…Read more on Wikipedia