Cecil Gant

1913 - 1951

Cecil Gant


He was a native from Tennessee and began to work as a blues pianist in Nashville before joining the army in 1944. His first recording, a slow blues called "I Wonder" was a good success, as many of the ballades he wrote. However, Cecil Gant recorded many fast blues and boogie woogie songs which earned him the nickname of "Rock’s Grand father"



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