Music: Lucile Turner's Blues

One of the finest composers and singers of Negro music in the U.S. is the wife of a Lynchburg, Va. overall manufacturer. Smoky-eyed Lucile Barrow Turner is the poised, ingratiating, slightly helpless-seeming epitome of Southern ladyhood. But when she cuts loose on a blues or a "shoutin' " spiritual, she gives the effect of a New Orleans barrelhouse contralto.

Lucile Turner calls her type of singing "makin' glory." Thumping out her own accompaniments at the piano, she sings about love, Jesus, "pleasurin' my man," cotton fields, the thousand and one details and...

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