One comment on “Sippie Wallace: “if you can sing gospel, you can sing the blues.”

  1. In New York, 21/22 November 1967 she cut a session for Reprise Records with the following line up

    JIM KWESKIN and THE JUG BAND with SIPPIE WALLACE and OTIS SPANN
    Vcl with Maria Muldaur (v -1) Otis Spann (p -2) Jim Kweskin (g/comb) Geoff Muldaur (cl/g/mdn/
    wb/kazoo) Bill Keith (bj) Richard Greene (vl) Fritz Richmond (jug/b) ens v -3.

    Unfortunately it took 20 years for it to surface on an LP (Mountain Railroad MR 52672). Of the 17 titles recorded 5 still have to see the light of day.

    There’s a lengthy chapter devoted to Sippie in Daphne Duval Harrison’s excellent 1988 book Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s

    Without wishing to sound like a “nerd” but the spelling is “Sippie” (as in Mississippi) not Sippy.

    Apologies for rambling on……

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