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Lurlean Hunter

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: December 1, 1928 | Died: March 11, 1983    

Lurlean Hunter

Lurlean Hunter was born Lurleane Hunter in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on December 1, 1919. Following the pattern of black migration to the North, her family moved to Chicago when she was two months old.

In her senior year at Englewood High, Hunter was already performing club dates, notably with Johnny Long's Swing Band in South Bend, Indiana, in 1938. Upon her graduation, in February of 1939, Hunter pursued her singing ambition, and secured a gig with the Les Hite band at the Parkway Ballroom in January of 1941.

Back in Chicago, in 1944, she auditioned before Red Saunders, who was sufficiently impressed to add her immediately to the Club DeLisa revue, where she became a regular for the next four years, and establish her as a Chicago institution. In late 1945, she interrupted her DeLisa work for a job at the Stairway to the Stars club with the Floyd Campbell Orchestra....
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Source: R.Campbell & R.Pruter

  • There's A Lull In My Life

    RCA Victor
    1964
  • Oh Well / I'm Sitting On Top Of The World

    RCA Victor
    1964
  • Blue & Sentimental

    RCA Victor
    1960
  • Stepping Out

    RCA Victor
    1958
  • Night Life, Vol.Ⅱ

    RCA Victor
    1957
  • Night Life

    RCA Victor
    1956
  • Lonesome Gal

    RCA Victor
    1956

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