Victoria Spivey

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Victoria Spivey (October 15, 1906 – October 3, 1976) was an American blues singer and songwriter. During a recording career that spanned forty years, from 1926 to the mid-1960s, she worked with Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Clarence Williams, Luis Russell, Lonnie Johnson, and Bob Dylan. She also performed in vaudeville and clubs, sometimes with her sister, Addie "Sweet Pease" Spivey. Among her compositions are "Black Snake Blues", "Dope Head Blues" and "Organ Grinder Blues". In 1962 she initiated her own recording label, Spivey Records.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 The Blues Collection 65: Moaning the Blues Compilation Victoria Spivey 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1926 Black Snake Blues / No More Jelly Bean Blues Victoria Spivey 1
1927 T-B Blues / No. 12 Let Me Roam Victoria Spivey 1
1928 Dope Head Blues / Bloody Thirsty Blues Victoria Spivey 1
1928 Nightmare Blues / Murder in the First Degree Victoria Spivey 1
1928 My Handy Man / Organ Grinder Blues Victoria Spivey 1
1929 Funny Feathers / How Do You Do It That Way? Victoria Spivey 1
1929 Telephoning the Blues / Moaning the Blues Victoria Spivey 1
1929 Toothache Blues Victoria Spivey & Lonnie Johnson 1
1930 Dirty T.B. Blues / Blood Hound Blues Victoria Spivey 1
1936 Black Snake Swing / I'll Never Fall in Love Again Victoria Spivey 1
1937 Hollywood Stomp / Detroit Moan Victoria Spivey 1
1937 From 1 to 12 (Dirty Dozen) / Good Cabbage Victoria Spivey 1
1938 One Hour Mama / Got the Blues So Bad Victoria Spivey 1
1941 Blood Hound Blues / Moaning the Blues Victoria Spivey 1

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