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Perri Lee
Perri (aka Perry) Blackwell (*1925) was a jazz organist and pianist. She majored in music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern University at Scotlandville, LA. In the 1940s she played piano with several bands on the west coast. In the mid 1950s she started playing the organ. She also sang, including a duet with Doris Day in the film "Pillow Talk". As a classically trained pianist and a self taught organist, she was a featured performer at the Parisian Room in Los Angeles for seven years.


Sonny Stitt & The Top Brass
Atlantic SD 1395
released 1962
recorded July 1962 in New York City/USA
Sonny Stitt, alto sax
Joe Benjamin, bass
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Matthew Gee, trombone
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Dick Vance, trumpet
Reunald Jones, trumpet
Willie Ruff, French horn
Perri Lee, organ
Duke Jordan, piano
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Frank Brown, drums

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