Winifred Atwell (1914-1983) A Trinidad-born British pianist with a string of major ragtime and boogie woogie hits. She is STILL the only female instrumentalist to have a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart!
OK, a Righteous Sister: Winifred Atwell – 1st piano instrumental #1 in the UK charts, 1st black artist to sell 1M records, 1st black artist to have a #1 UK chart single. Her deal with Decca resulted on sales of 30,000 discs a week.
Decca 45-F 10681. Winifred Atwell. The Poor People of Paris.