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A woman with a swing

Lucía Bolognini Míguez, whose stage name was Lois Blue, was born on August 23, 1912 and was an outstanding Argentine jazz singer.

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Lucía Bolognini Míguez, whose stage name was Lois Blue, was born on August 23, 1912 and was an outstanding Argentine jazz singer. A normal teacher and piano student, she began singing in 1935 at the Alvear Palace Hotel and in the audition "Astros y estrellas del jazz" by Radio Belgrano. In 1937 she performed with Raúl Sánchez Reynoso and Santa Paula Serenaders recording her first album, "Rocking Chair", for the label "Odeón". She was the first singer to perform with the orchestra "Héctor y su jazz", from 1944, recording 23 songs. Blonde, with blue eyes and slender silhouette, he cultivated a wide repertoire that oscillated between the classics of jazz and modern melodic music, at a time when jazz was heard in the radio stations and cafeterias in downtown Buenos Aires. He performed in theater and television. During Cab Calloway's performance in Montevideo, he acted as a solo singer, doing duets with the Director. His singing models were Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Of the recordings made, the record achieved in the 70's with a trio integrated by Jorge Anders on tenor sax, Santiago Giacobbe on piano and Néstor Astarita on drums was remarkable. Lois Blue frequented Astarita's "Jazz & Pop" bowling alley, alternating with "Bar Sur", where her admirer Enrique Villegas performed, with whom she was romantically linked. In 1980, before settling in the United States, she sang on Radio El Mundo with the orchestras of Eduardo Armani and Roger Santander. This authentic jazz singer, capable of phrasing any melody, died in New York in February 1999. The most important thing for Lois Blue was to sing, something she did very well in that Buenos Aires of yesterday.

Publication Date: 08/10/2018

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