Nellie Lutcher

po_Lutcher-Nellie1Nellie Lutcher (October 15, 1912 – June 8, 2007) was an African-American R&B and jazz singer and pianist, who gained prominence in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Lutcher was most recognizable for her diction and exaggerated pronunciation, and was credited as an influence by Nina Simone among others.