Little Brother Montgomery
Eurreal Wilford "Little Brother" Montgomery (April 18, 1906 – September 6, 1985) was an American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer.
Largely self-taught, Montgomery is often thought of as just a blues pianist, but he was an important blues pianist with an original style. He was also quite versatile, however, and worked in jazz bands including larger ensembles that used written arrangements. Although he did not read music, he learned band routines by ear, once through an arrangement and he had it memorized. He was a singer with an immediately recognizable, rather affecting wobble: an oral historian as full of musical anecdotes as Jelly Roll Morton.
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“The fates are not quite obdurate;
They have a grim, sardonic way
Of granting them who supplicate
The thing they wanted yesterday.”
—Roselle Mercier Montgomery (18741933)
“In the moment when you make the least petition to God, though it be but a silent wish that he may approve you, or add one moment to your life,do you not, in the very act, necessarily exclude all other beings from your thought? In that act, the soul stands alone with God, and Jesus is no more present to your mind than your brother or your child.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)