Tommy Ridgley

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by Tommy Ridgley

Biography

30 October 1925, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 11 August 1999. Originally a pianist, Ridgley played with a dixieland group and Earl Anderson’s band in 1949 before his powerful R&B voice made him one of New Orleans’ most respected singers for nearly three decades. His first record was ‘Shrewsbury Blues’, named after a district of the city and produced by Dave Bartholomew for Imperial Records in 1949. He also recorded the humorous ‘Looped’ before Ahmet... Read more

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rhythm and blues
new orleans
blues
r&b
rock-n-roll
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