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Blue Lu Barker
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    (November 13, 1913-May 7, 1998)
    Born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Birth name was Louisa Dupont
    Died in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Recorded 'A Little Birdie Told Me' and 'Don't You Feel My Leg'
    She was the daughter of a bootlegger.
    She married jazz banjoist Danny Barker at 13, when he was 17.
    She caught flack for possessing a small vocal range.
    Billie Holiday's greatest musical influence: Blue Lu Barker.
    She shared the stage with legends Jelly Roll Morton and Cab Calloway.
    The video of her spectacular 'jazz funeral' in New Orleans displayed one of the city's colorful traditions.
    She gained induction into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame just a year prior her death.

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