Walter Roland

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        Despite a relatively prolific recording career which yielded upwards of 40 solo sides in addition to a series of celebrated collaborations with vocalist Lucille Bogan, pianist/singer Walter Roland remains one of the blues' most elusive and mysterious figures. Likely born in or around Birmingham, AL, circa 1900, he first emerged on the city's blues circuit during the 1920s, presumably running in the same circles as the equally enigmatic pianist Jabo Williams; a skilled, versatile... Read more

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