On this Day: October 15, 1906 | Birthday of Victoria Spivey

15 October 1906: Birthday of Victoria Spivey, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976) (Source)

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Victoria Regina Spivey (October 15, 1906 – October 3, 1976),[1][2] sometimes known as Queen Victoria,[3] was an American blues singer and songwriter. During a recording career that spanned 40 years, from 1926 to the mid-1960s, she worked with Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Clarence Williams, Luis Russell, Lonnie Johnson, and Bob Dylan.[4] She also performed in vaudeville and clubs, sometimes with her sister Addie “Sweet Peas” (or “Sweet Pease”) Spivey (August 22, 1910 – 1943),[5] also known as the Za Zu Girl. Among her compositions are “Black Snake Blues” (1926), “Dope Head Blues” (1927), and “Organ Grinder Blues” (1928). In 1962 she co-founded Spivey Records.(Source)

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