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Black pearls : blues queens of the 1920s

Author: Daphne Duval Harrison
Publisher: New Brunswick [N.J.] : Rutgers University Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers profiles of Alberta Hunter, Edith Wilson, Victoria Spivey, and Sippie Wallace, and looks at the history of the blues, and the vaudeville circuit.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harrison, Daphne Duval, 1932-
Black pearls.
New Brunswick, [N.J.] : Rutgers University Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)756423854
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daphne Duval Harrison
ISBN: 0813512794 9780813512792
OCLC Number: 16083586
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Riding "Toby" to the big time --
"Crazy blues" starts a new craze --
"Wild women don't have the blues": blues from the black woman's perspective --
"Up the country . . ." and still singing the blues: Sippie Wallce --
Blues was her business: Victoria Spivey --
"He used to be your man . . ." but he's Edith Wilson's now --
She's got a mind to ramble: Alberta Hunter --
Other blues singers --
Selected blues titles by women --
Glossary of colloquialisms --
Index of song titles.
Responsibility: Daphne Duval Harrison.
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A study of the world of 1920's black female singers, illuminating the context, musical and cultural, in which these women sang and lived. Particular attention is given to four singers: Sippie  Read more...

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