Joe "Fingers" Carr


Joe "Fingers" Carr was a pseudonym for Lou Busch (July 18, 1910 - September 19, 1979), a jazz pianist, orchestra leader, record producer, and songwriter who became famous during the 1950s. As Joe Carr, he is best known for the jaunty "Sam's Song" (1950), the honky tonk-styled "Down Yonder" (1951), and the Latin-flavored "Portuguese Washerwoman" (1956).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Sam's Song (1950)
  • Down Yonder (1951)
  • Portuguese Washerwoman (1956)

Pop charts debut year: 1950

Years active: 1930-1979

Genres: Jazz

Labels: Capitol, Warner Bros.


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