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Sippie Wallace

Sippie Wallace

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birthday
1st
November, 1898
Death
1st
November, 1986
Birth Place
Plum Bayou, Jefferson County, Arkansas, U.S.
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Sippie Wallace (born Beulah Belle Thomas, November 1, 1898 – November 1, 1986) was an American singer-songwriter. Her early career in tent shows gained her the billing “The Texas Nightingale”. Between 1923 and 1927, she recorded over 40 songs for Okeh Records, many written by her or her brothers, George and Hersal Thomas. Her accompanists included Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bechet, King Oliver, and Clarence Williams. Among the top female blues vocalists of her era, Wallace ranked with Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith.
In the 1930s, she left show business to become a church organist, singer, and choir director in Detroit and performed secular music only sporadically until the 1960s, when she resumed her performing career. Wallace was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1982 and was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.

instruments played
Organ
Piano
Associated Acts

Bonnie Raitt

Birth Name

Beulah Belle Thomas

Genres

Blues, jazz

Labels

Okeh, Victor, Alligator, Storyville, Atlantic, Spivey

Years Active

ca. 1918 1986

Name

Sippie Wallace

Nationality

United States of America

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