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Lil Greenwood

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: November 18, 1924 | Died: July 19, 2011    

Rightly best known for her time as one the main singers for the Duke Ellington Orchestra in the late 50s and early 60s, Lil Greenwood's polished performances in those times always gave more than a hint of her blues and R&B background. The Duke remarked of her “I don't know but what, whether she's better on spirituals or when she's walking and singing the blues.”

Lil's roots were put down in November 1924 in the little town of Prichard in the Acadian delta country of Lower Alabama (known locally as “the other L.A.”;). Before school age she already was sharing her vocal charms with the adoring parishioners of her father's cypress-planked Baptist Church....
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Featured recording “Walking and Singing the Blues”

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Walking and Singing the Blues

Ace Records UK (2002)
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