Personalities | Lloyd Glenn | Forties | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, arranger, 1909–85)

Lloyd Colquitt Glenn Sr. was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He worked with several southwestern territory bands before joining Don Albert in 1934 in the role of pianist and chief arranger. He moved to California in the early 1940s. Glenn became the prototype of the studio pianist-arranger for blues and R&B record dates while working on sessions for T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson and others. A fine blues and boogie-woogie pianist, Glenn recorded hit instrumentals for Swingtime (‘Old Time Shuffle Blues’ and ‘Chica Boo’) in 1950–51.

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


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