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Lovie Lee With Carey Bell

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You know about Carey Bell & this is Lovie Lee.
Lovie Lee (March 17, 1909 – May 23, 1997)[1][2] was an American electric blues pianist and singer. He is best known for his work accompanying Muddy Waters,[2] although he did record a solo album in 1992. He was the ‘adoptive stepfather’ of fellow bluesman, Carey Bell, and thus ‘grandfather’ to Lurrie Bell.

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BiographyHe was born Edward Lee Watson in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States.[1] Lee grew up in Meridian, Mississippi, and was self taught on the piano, utilising his skills in various churches, and playing at rodeos and vaudeville.[3] He had already acquired his nickname, ‘Lovie’, from a doting aunt.[4] He found part time employment playing with the Swinging Cats in the early 1950s. The outfit included Carey Bell, who Lee took under his ‘fatherly’ protection, and they jointly relocated to Chicago, Illinois in September 1956.[3][4] Lee worked during the day in a woodworking factory, and for many years played in the evening in numerous Chicago blues nightclubs, including Porter’s Lounge.[1][4] He was well known around Chicago for his blues piano playing.[1] Lee later worked as an upholsterer, but kept together his backing band, known as the Sensationals.[4]

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