Sippie Wallace

Born: 
11/01/1898
City: 
Houston
Region: 
Texas
Country: 
USA
Died: 
11/01/1986
Years Active: 
1923-1986
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Vocals, Keyboards
Associated Artists: 

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Sippie Wallace (born Beulah Thomas) was an American singer-songwriter. Her early career in local tent shows gained her the billing "The Texas Nightingale". Between 1923 and 1927, she recorded over 40 songs for Okeh Records, many written by herself or her brothers, George and Hersal Thomas. Her accompanists included Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bechet, King Oliver and Clarence Williams. Among the top female blues vocalists of her era, Wallace ranked with Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith.

In the 1930s, she left show business to become a church organist, singer, and choir director in Detroit, performing secular music only sporadically until the 1960s when she resumed her career. Wallace was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1982 and was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Sippie Wallace 02/04/1967 MSU Union East Lansing Michigan USA
Ann Arbor Blues Festival (Afternoon) 08/09/1970 Otis Spann Memorial Field Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival (Afternoon) 09/10/1972 Otis Spann Memorial Field Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Bonnie Raitt 05/10/1975 MSU Men's Intramural Building East Lansing Michigan USA
Bonnie Raitt 11/01/1975 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace 04/16/1976 Compared To What? Highland Park Michigan USA
Bonnie Raitt 05/13/1976 Showcase Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace & Mr. Bo 09/10/1976 Compared To What? Highland Park Michigan USA
Bonnie Raitt 05/07/1977 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Bonnie Raitt 09/12/1978 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
The James Cotton Blues Band 04/03/1979 Center Stage Canton Michigan USA
Ramsey Lewis 10/05/1979 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
Luther Allison 10/25/1979 Center Stage Canton Michigan USA
1st East Lansing Blues & Jazz Festival 04/18/1980 MSU Erickson Kiva East Lansing Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace 04/18/1980 Café Harmonie Detroit Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace 04/19/1980 Café Harmonie Detroit Michigan USA
Bonnie Raitt 04/25/1980 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
Bonnie Raitt 04/27/1980 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Bonnie Raitt 04/28/1980 MSU Auditorium East Lansing Michigan USA
Montreux-Detroit International Jazz Festival 09/02/1980 Renaissance Plaza Hotel Detroit Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace 03/13/1981 Tweeny's Café Birmingham Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace 03/20/1981 Tweeny's Café Birmingham Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace 04/17/1981 UM University Club Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace 05/09/1981 Alvin's Detroit Michigan USA
Sippie Wallace 06/03/1981 Alvin's Detroit Michigan USA

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