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 Lucille Hegamin

Lucille Hegamin

Birth
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 1 Mar 1970 (aged 75)
Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 6657759 · View Source
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Blues Musician. Born Lucille Nelson, she was one of the earliest female blues singers ever to be recorded. Her career began while she was a teenager touring the south as part of a traveling tent show. In 1920, Lucille, who had moved to New York City, made her first recordings on the Victor Record label. She later appeared in numerous Broadway musicals including a production known as "Creole Follies." Like many of the "classic blues" singers, her career began to fade in the early 1930's. She left the music behind her in 1934 and became a registered nurse in New York City, a job she held until the late 1950s. She came out of retirement to record again in 1961 on the Prestige-Bluesville Record label and then for the Spivey Record label. Lucille Hegamin left the music business, again, in the mid 1960s because of bad health. She died in New York City at the Harlem Hospital Center.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Midnight Believer
  • Added: 3 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6657759
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lucille Hegamin (29 Nov 1894–1 Mar 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6657759, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .