Personalities | Sippie Wallace | Thirties | Jazz & Blues

(Vocals, 1898–1986)

Beaulah Thomas was raised in Houston, Texas. From an early age she sang in church and worked with her pianist brother Hersal Thomas. She moved to Chicago in 1923 and recorded for OKeh, creating blues standards such as ‘Up The Country Blues’ and ‘I’m A Mighty Tight Woman’. She moved to Detroit in 1929 and joined the church, where she played piano and sang. ‘Rediscovered’ in 1966, she recorded two albums prior to a 1970 stroke. Her final album, Sippie (1983), received a W.C. Handy award and a Grammy nomination.

Styles & Forms | Thirties | Jazz & Blues
Personalities | Washboard Sam | Thirties | Jazz & Blues

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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