Lloyd Glenn

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 November 1909, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 23 May 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. Glenn’s economic, propulsive technique helped to establish the west coast blues piano style. Having been taught ragtime by his father and uncle, he worked with a number of territory bands, including the Royal Aces and Boots And His Buddies, while in his teens. He first recorded as a member of Don Albert’s band for Vocalion Records in 1936. Five years later, he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked the club circuit and became a session musician, most notably on T-Bone Walker’s ‘Call It Stormy Monday’. He made his first records for Imperial Records in December 1947 and the following year for RPM. He worked with Edgar Hayes’ Stardusters and when the band’s Exclusive recordings were bought by Swing Time in 1949, he was taken on as the label’s A&R man. There, he formed a long-term relationship with Lowell Fulson and had hits of his own...

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