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us: Piano Red, 1911-1985


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    • us: Perryman, Willie, 1911-1985
    • us: Doctor Feelgood, 1911-1985
    • us: Perryman, William Lee, 1911-1985
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    • Birth Date

        19111019
    • Death Date

        19850725
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Hampton (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Decatur (Ga.)
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    • found: Atlanta bounce [SR] p1992: label (Piano Red); container insert (Piano Red was born Willie Perryman on October 19, 1913)
    • found: The doctor's in! p1993: program notes in box (Piano Red a.k.a. Dr. Feelgood; Doctor Feelgood)
    • found: Encyclopedia of the blues, 2006 (Piano Red; b. William Lee Perryman, Oct. 19, 1911, Hampton, GA; d. July 25, 1985, Decatur, GA; also known as Doctor Feelgood)
    • found: Oxford music online, November 12, 2013: Encyclopedia of popular music (Piano Red; born William Lee Perryman, October 19, 1911, Hampton, Georgia; died January 8, 1985; younger brother of blues artist Rufus Perryman; scores several R&B bestsellers from 1950-51, including Rockin' with Red and Red's boogie; subsequently assumed another identity, Dr. Feelgood, with his backing group, the Interns)
    • found: Wikipedia, November 12, 2013 (Piano Red; born William "Willie" Lee Perryman, October 19, 1911, near Hampton, Georgia; moved with family to Atlanta at age 6; died July 25, 1985, Decatur, Georgia; usually known professionally as Piano Red and later in life as Dr. Feelgood; American blues musician; a self-taught pianist who played in the barrelhouse blues style; began to be billed as "Piano Red" around 1936; also worked as an upholsterer and a disc jockey in Atlanta, broadcasting The Piano Red show (later The Dr. Feelgood show) directly from a small shack in his back yard; after signing with Okeh records in 1961, Perryman began using the name Dr. Feelgood and the Interns)
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