SIPPIE WALLACE

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Sippie Wallace (born as Beulah Thomas, November 1, 1898 – November 1, 1986) was an American singer-songwriter. Her early career in local tent shows gained her the billing "The Texas Nightingale". Between 1923 and 1927, she recorded over 40 songs for Okeh Records, many written by herself 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 career. Wallace was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1982, and was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.

Wallace was born in Houston, Texas, one of 13 children.
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SIPPIE WALLACE Sings The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings The Blues
Blues 1967
SIPPIE WALLACE Sippie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sippie
Blues 1982
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Mighty Tight Woman
Blues 1994
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Women Be Wise
Blues 1994

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SIPPIE WALLACE Women's Railroad Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Women's Railroad Blues
Blues 1980
SIPPIE WALLACE That Red Hot Mama album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
That Red Hot Mama
Blues 1981
SIPPIE WALLACE 1923-1929 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1923-1929
Blues 1990

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