Blue Lu Barker
Louisa "Blue Lu" Barker (née Louise Dupont) (November 13, 1913 – May 7, 1998) was an American jazz and blues singer. Her better-known recordings include "Don't You Feel My Leg" (1938), which she wrote with her husband, "Georgia Grind" and "Look What Baby's Got for You."
She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and often sang and performed with her husband, guitarist Danny Barker, a regular of the New Orleans music scene.
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.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||64432||10-in.||8/11/1938||You're going to leave the old home Jim||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||64433||10-in.||8/11/1938||New Orleans blues||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||64434||10-in.||8/11/1938||He caught that B & O||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||64435||10-in.||8/11/1938||Don't you make me high||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||64767||10-in.||11/22/1938||I feel like lying in another woman's husband's arms||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||64768||10-in.||11/22/1938||Give me some money||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||64769||10-in.||11/22/1938||I got ways like the devil||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||64770||10-in.||11/22/1938||That made him mad||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||65433||10-in.||4/20/1939||Scat skunk||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||65434||10-in.||4/20/1939||Nix on those lush heads||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||65435||10-in.||4/20/1939||Buy me some juice||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||65436||10-in.||4/20/1939||Georgia grind||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66245||10-in.||8/30/1939||You ain't had no blues||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66246||10-in.||8/30/1939||Marked woman||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66247||10-in.||8/30/1939||Midnight blues||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66248||10-in.||8/30/1939||Down in the dumps||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66893||10-in.||11/17/1939||Blue deep sea blues||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66894||10-in.||11/17/1939||Never brag about your man||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66895||10-in.||11/17/1939||He's so good||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66896||10-in.||11/17/1939||I didn't dig you Jack||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66956||10-in.||12/13/1939||Handy Andy||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66957||10-in.||12/13/1939||Jitterbug blues||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66958||10-in.||12/13/1939||You been holding out too long||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
|Decca||66959||10-in.||12/13/1939||Lu's blues||Blue Lu Barker||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barker, Blue Lu," accessed September 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303090.
Barker, Blue Lu. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303090.
"Barker, Blue Lu." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 September 2023.
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