4-CD box (LP-size) with 36-page book, 105 tracks. Playing time approx. 283 mns.
A million miles from the cottonpatch, this was swinging, sophisticated music that effortlessly combined blues, boogie, jazz, and classic pop. Nellie Lutcher, an accomplished pianist in her own right, led one of the tightest, swingin'est combos on the West Coast in the 1940s. This set includes her complete recordings. Cut between 1947 and 1963 for Capitol, OKeh, Epic, Decca, Liberty, Imperial, and Melic. These 4 CDs include hits like Hurry On Down, He's A Real Gone Guy, and Fine Brown Frame. Occasionally salty, sometimes sentimental, but always swinging, Nellie Lutcher was one of the giants of the post-War black entertainment scene.