VIRGINIA LISTON

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Virginia Liston (1890 – June 1932) was an American classic female blues and jazz singer. She spent most of her career in black vaudeville. Liston recorded "You Can Dip Your Bread In My Gravy, But You Can't Have None Of My Chops," and "Just Take One Long Last Lingering Look." She worked with her then husband, Samuel H. Gray, billed as Liston And Liston, and also alongside Clarence Williams. In the latter context, she sang with both the Clarence Williams Blue Five on "You've Got The Right Key, But The Wrong Keyhole," and "Early In The Morning"; and the Clarence Williams Washboard Band on "Cushion Foot Stomp," and "P.D.Q. Blues."

Little detail is known about Liston's childhood. She made her start in show business circa 1912 in either Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. In 1920 she was married to a fellow entertainer, Sam Gray, and toured with him as part of
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VIRGINIA LISTON Virginia Liston, Vol. 1: 1923-1924 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Virginia Liston, Vol. 1: 1923-1924
Blues 1996
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Virginia Liston, Vol. 2: 1924-1926
Blues 1996

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Evil Minded Blues / Titanic Blues
Blues 1926

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