Natasha Curry a& Josephine Baker
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AP Tureaud
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Lizzie Miles

Creole Jazz Singer







Lizzie Miles

Creole Jazz Singer

Listen to some of Her Music

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."New Orleans blues singer,

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Miles.

She was born Elizabeth Landreaux in the French Quarter in 1895. As a teenager, she performed frequently in the French Quarter, but soon left to tour on the Black Vaudevillian circuit. She eventually made her way to New York City where she made numerous recordings, before her recording career ended by the onset of the Great Depression.

During the 1950's; however, she experienced a "second" recording career. She recorded several excellent albums with various New Orleans jazz bands. She retired from the music business in the early 1960's and died in New Orleans in 1963.


Lizzie Miles

Miles was born in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, in a dark skinned Francophone Creole ("Creole of Color") family. She traveled widely with minstrel and circus shows in the 1910s, and made her first phonograph recordings in New York of blues songs in 1922 – although Miles did not like to be referred to as a 'blues singer', since she sang a wide repertory of music.

In the mid 1920s she spent time performing in Paris before returning to the United States. She suffered a serious illness and retired from the music industry in the 1930s.

In the 1940s she returned to New Orleans, where Joe Mares encouraged her to sing again—which she did, but always from in front of, or beside the stage, since she said she had vowed in a prayer not to go on stage again if she recovered from her illness.





Listen to Her sing in Creole jazz ..." Eh La Ba "

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Miles was based in San Francisco, California in the early 1950s, then again returned to New Orleans where she recorded with several Dixieland and traditional jazz bands and made regular radio broadcasts, often performing with Bob Scobey or George Lewis.[1]

In 1958 Miles appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival. In 1959 she quit singing, except for gospel music. She died in New Orleans, from a heart attack, in March 1963.[2] Her half sister Edna Hicks was also a blues singer. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL..


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