Friday, May 2, 2014

Lazy Bill Lucas - Same

Piano player and vocalist, Lazy Bill Lucas, was born May 29, 1918, in Wynne, Arkansas, and came to Chicago in 1941 via Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he met Big Joe Williams. John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson toured with Lazy Bill in the 40s. Lazy Bill also played with Snooky Pryor, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and others before moving to Minneapolis in 1962. Lazy Bill's music career in Minneapolis spans two decades. He was the first host of the Lazy Bill Lucas Show on KFAI. He was an active musician right up to his death on December 11, 1982. Lazy Bill died from natural causes at his home in South Minneapolis.
Two rare lp's that where released only in France have been posted earlier.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, now I think I have all lazy bill albums

Anonymous said...

thank you

j loves b deeply said...

thanks for posting the music and biography. my mom and I were talking about Lazy Bill just the other day. We lived across the street from him back in the mid 1970's in Minneapolis (I was only about 5-6 yrs old). My mom would sit on the front steps and listen to him play until one day he invited her over to hang out and listen. He played on my grandmas piano. just a cool memory. Wish he were around now. I appreciate him and music more now than when I was 6.

Xyros said...

Wow, you're a lucky person to have heard Lazy Bill in such a close setting. I never got to see him but his music is honest, down to earth and he has one of the friendlist faces around.
Glad you liked the lp's also.

12vjoe said...

Wonderful - thank you!

Alan Balfour said...

Jeff Titon in 1968 gave a shot in the arm to Lucas's career when he recorded him, releasing two LPs (1969 & 1970) of a very "home-made" variety.

Ten years ago I scanned these for Stefan Wirz and can be viewed here

Clicking on the image of the second LP reveals that the sleeve is the same as the first but with LP2 details pasted over what had previously been LP1 sleeve. Are you still with me?

Xyros said...

Thank you Alan for the info. If anyone wants both the lp's mentioned
in Alan's comment you can find them here