Luckey RobertsCharles Luckeyeth Roberts, better known as Luckey Roberts (7 August, 1887 - 5 February, 1968) was a composer and pianist who worked in the jazz, ragtime, and blues styles.
Luckey Roberts was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was playing piano and acting professionally with traveling African American minstrel shows in his childhood. He settled in New York City about 1910 and became one of the leading pianists in Harlem, and started publishing some of his original rags.
Robert's reach on the keyboard was unusually large, leading to a rumor that he had the webbing between his fingers surgically cut, which those who knew him and saw him play live denounce as false; Roberts simply had naturally large hands with wide finger spread.
Luckey Roberts noted compositions include "Junk Man Rag", "Moonlight Cocktail", "Pork and Beans", "Railroad Blues".
Luckey Roberts died in New York City.