Bogan, Nazareth L. Jr.

Jazz Bass Lucille Bogan's son

Born: Sept. 4, 1915 Birmingham, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

In 1914, Lucille Anderson (born 1st April, 1897) married Nazareth Bogan a blues singer and railroad man. On 4th  Sept. in either 1915 or 1916 Lucille, while still a teenager, gave birth to a son, Nazareth Jr. The latter eventually settled in Compton, Ca. with his wife Mary, where Bob Eagle interviewed him on 28th. Dec. 1974. Bogan told Eagle he had a sister who died a long time ago. He could only recall one of his mother’s accompanists: Will Ezell. But Eagle did not ask him anything about this artist (more’s the pity). Nazareth Jr. explained that Lucille wrote all her songs at home (in Birmingham, Alabama.) and only travelled to New York and Chicago to record.

Source: http://www.earlyblues.com

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