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 Iromeio “Romeo” Nelson

Iromeio “Romeo” Nelson

Birth
Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 17 May 1974 (aged 72)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec. D0, Row 6, Gr. 66
Memorial ID 10663 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Springfield, Tennessee, he was a singer boogie-woogie pianist noted for setting the stage for barrelhouse blues. Based in Chicago music scene, his recordings are regarded as some of the finest boogie-woogie showpieces of all time. Signed to the Vocalion label in 1929, his songs included "Head Rag Hop", "Getting Dirty Just Shaking That Thing", "Wilkens Street Stomp", and "Now Sister and Brother Lowdown". He retired from music in the 1960s.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10663
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Iromeio “Romeo” Nelson (12 Mar 1902–17 May 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10663, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .