Personalities | Little Brother Montgomery | Thirties | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, vocals, 1906–85)

Eurreal Wilford Montgomery was born in Louisiana and taught himself piano, dropping out of school to work functions and juke joints. He first recorded for Paramount in 1930 (‘Vicksburg Blues’/‘No Special Rider’) and then for Bluebird and ARC in 1935–36. Often featured with traditional jazz bands in addition to his primary work as a soloist, Montgomery settled in Chicago in 1942 and worked as a sideman for other recording artists. He continued to tour and record throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

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


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