Wallace, Sippie. jazz singer. Detroit

Jazz and blues vocalist Sippie Wallace performs at unidentified concert. "Sippie Wallace, the "Texas Nightingale," came out of the blues/jazz tradition of the South and was a contemporary of Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, the reigning queens among blues and jazz vocalists of the era, Wallace was singing before audiences when she was seven years old, she achieved star status playing the black vaudeville circuit during the 1920s, both a songwriter and a performer, Wallace made 48 records for the Okeh label, a recording company that specialized in "race" music, as jazz and the blues were known," from the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame website.


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