Billie Poole

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Lucille "Billie" Poole (born March 21, 1929 in Edwardsville (Illinois) , † May 21, 2005 ) was an American jazz and blues singer .

Live and act

Poole moved with her family to California in 1943, where she founded choirs with which she appeared on the radio and at numerous concerts around San Francisco . In 1954 she went to France, where she starred in the film Les héros sont fatigués . She also sang spirituals and jazz. In 1959 she recorded with Art Simmons in Paris ; Clark Terry , Elek Bacsik , Michel Gaudry and Kenny Clarke were involved in this recording . On August 30, 1961 she performed live in Joachim Ernst Berendt's program Jazz - Heard and Seen (as did Eric Dolphy ); In the same year she gave a guest performance in Cologne, after which the Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band should accompany her. This recording was not made for family reasons, as Poole had to return to the USA. Two albums followed for Riverside in the 1960s . In France she also performed with Memphis Slim from 1968 to 1969 . In her final years she sang in the Allen Temple Baptist Church Mass Choir, led by her sister Betty Gadling (Hand in Hand).

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  1. ^ ARD program from August 30, 1961
  2. ^ Robert von Zahn Jazz in Cologne. Cologne 1997; P. 115
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