has over a long career entertained many thousands of jazz, blues, soul and reggae fans. Judy still makes her home in Central Virginia, where she regularly performs.
"Judy Coughlin, a sultry, wavy-haired brunette from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, moans and wails on the bluesier numbers and handles the upbeat tunes with aplomb. Her husky-grained vocals recall Bessie Smith.
Judy is captured here at Charlottesville's C&O Club by photographer John Stubblefield.