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Julia Lee

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: October 31, 1902 | Died: December 8, 1958    

A two fisted piano player and consummate performer, Julia Lee ruled in Kansas City, where she shouted blues for more than 30 years. Her black lace gowns, glistening bangs and the artificial flowers in her hair were as familiar as the songs which made her a local legend.

“Kansas City's Sweetheart of Song,” Julia Lee made her performing debut as a child with her father's string trio. While attending Lincoln High School she began entertaining at house parties and church socials. After her graduation in 1917, she embarked on her professional career as an intermission pianist at Love's Theater and in the clubs lining 12th Street. A talented vocalist and powerful pianist, she specialized in risqué songs her mother taught her not to sing....
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    Tonight's The Night

    Rokit Records
    1982
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    Lotus Blossom / Dream Lucky Blues

    Rokit Records
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