Lucille Bogan

Lucille (Anderson) Bogan was born in Amory, Mississippi in 1897.

She recorded four songs in New York in May 1923 before recording two tracks in Atlanta in June 1923 – the first “field recordings” of a blues artist. Only one of those recordings, “The Pawn Shop Blues,” was released.

She later released records for Brunswick, Paramount, and Banner, including under the pseudonym “Bessie Jackson.”