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Sippie Wallace

(November 1st 1898 - November 1st 1986)

Born Beulah Thomas, in Plum Bayou, Arkansas in 1898 her family would later relocate to Houston, Texas. The product of a musical family as a child Sippie played piano in the Baptist church where her father was Deacon. She moved to Chicago in 1923 and quickly secured a contract with Okeh Records. Here first sides containing the songs "Shorty George" and "Up the Country Blues" sold fairly well and led to a recording date with Louis Armstrong. In 1929 Sippie Wallace traveled to Detroit where she settled into the position as a singer and organist for the Leland Baptist Church.

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I Feel Good (3:04)

Women Be Wise, Don't Advertise Your Man (4:24)

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