Personalities | Katie Webster | Eighties | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, organ, 1939–99)

This Texas native was active on the southern Louisiana swamp-blues scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, recording for various regional labels. She spent the 1970s and early 1980s playing her unique brand of boogie-woogie piano around Louisiana – including at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – before being ‘discovered’ by Alligator Records in 1987. She debuted in 1988 with Swamp Boogie Queen and followed up with two strong offerings, Two-Fisted Mama! (1990) and No Foolin! (1991), before suffering a stroke in 1993.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Jazz & Blues
Personalities | Yellowjackets | Eighties | Jazz & Blues

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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