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Victoria Spivey

voc, p, uke, 1906-1976 US, Houston
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Blues and Jazz
A.k.a. Victoria Regina Spivey. Jane Lucas (2)

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.

  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Organ
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Garter Snake Blues on Victoria Spivey Vol. 1 1926-1927 by Victoria Spivey
Funny Feathers on The Victoria Spivey Collection 1926-27 by Victoria Spivey
I Ain't Gonna Let You See My Santa Claus on Victoria Spivey Vol. 4 1936-1937 by Victoria Spivey
Blood Thirsty Blues on Victoria Spivey Vol. 1 1926-1927 by Victoria Spivey
Spider Web Blues on Victoria Spivey Vol. 1 1926-1927 by Victoria Spivey
Black Snake Swing - Single Version on Men Are Like Street Cars - Women Blues Singers 1928 - 1969 by Various Artists
Detroit Moan on Victoria Spivey Vol. 4 1936-1937 by Victoria Spivey
Give It To Him (Take 1) on Victoria Spivey Vol. 4 1936-1937 by Victoria Spivey
Black Snake Swing on Victoria Spivey Vol. 3 1929-1936 by Victoria Spivey
Black Snake Blues on Songs We Taught Your Mother by Alberta Hunter, Lucille Hegamin & Victoria Spivey

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Title Artist Year Type
The Victoria Spivey Collection 1926-37Victoria Spivey2015Compil.
The Best Of Country Blues Women Volume 1Victoria Spivey, Sippie Wallace, Lucille Bogan, Luella Miller, Lottie Kimbrough2009Compil.
Queen Victoria 1927-1937Victoria Spivey & Sweet Pease Spivey2002Compil.
The EssentialVictoria Spivey2001Compil.
Moaning The BluesVictoria Spivey1996Compil.
Grind It!Roosevelt Sykes / Victoria Spivey1996Album
Blues Festival 1964Cousin Joe, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Otis Spann, Muddy Waters1996Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order. Vol. 1 (11 May 1926 To 31 October 1927)Victoria Spivey1995Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order. Vol. 3Victoria Spivey1995Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order. Vol. 2 (31 October 1927 To 24 September 1929)Victoria Spivey1995Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order. Vol. 4 (1936-1937)Victoria Spivey1995Compil.
1926-1937Victoria Spivey1990Compil.
(1926-1937)Victoria Spivey1990Compil.
(1926-1931)Victoria Spivey1990Compil.
Victoria Spivey And Her "Danny Boy", Danny RussoVictoria Spivey And Her Danny Russo1980Album
Up In The Queens Pad! A Musical Parlor Social Deluxe!!Otis Spann, Sammy Lawhorn, Victoria Spivey1980Album
Spivey's Blues ShowcaseVictoria Spivey1975Album
Volume 2 (1929)Henry "Red" Allen With Luis Russell, Wilton Crawley, Addie Spivey And Victoria Spivey1974Compil.
Rare Recordings Of The Twenties Vol. 4Louis Armstrong With Blanche Calloway, Baby Mae Mack, Hociel Thomas, Bertha "Chippie" Hill, Sippie Wallace, Victoria Spivey1973Compil.
Louis & The Blues Singers 1925-1929Louis Armstrong / Victoria Spivey / Hociel Thomas / Lillie Delk Christian1971Compil.
Victoria SpiveyVictoria Spivey1965Album
Victoria Spivey And The Easy Riders Jazz BandVictoria Spivey And The Easy Riders Jazz Band1965Album
The Queen And Her KnightsVictoria Spivey With Lonnie Johnson, Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Slim, Sonny Greer1965Album
Three Kings And The QueenRoosevelt Sykes / Big Joe Williams / Lonnie Johnson / Victoria Spivey1964Album
Woman BluesVictoria Spivey With Lonnie Johnson1962Album
Songs We Taught Your MotherAlberta Hunter & Lucille Hegamin & Victoria Spivey1962Album
Idle HoursLonnie Johnson With Victoria Spivey1962Album
A Basket Of BluesBuddy Tate, Victoria Spivey, Lucille Hegamin, Hannah Sylvester1962Album
Victoria And Her BluesVictoria Spivey1962Album
1930 Blues / Brown Skin WarmupVictoria Spivey1961Single
Treasures Of North American Negro Music Volume 5Victoria Spivey1958Single
Victoria Spivey With Luis Russell And His OrchestraLuis Russell And His Orchestra, Victoria Spivey1956Single
Blood Hound Blues / Moaning The BluesVictoria Spivey1941Album
One Hour Mama / Got The Blues So BadVictoria Spivey1938Album
Dirty T. B. Blues / Blood Hound BluesVictoria Spivey1930Album
I Must Have That ManLouis Armstrong, Lillie Delk Christian, Victoria Spivey1929Single
The Victoria Spivey Recorded Legacy Of The BluesVictoria Spivey1929Compil.
You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now!Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey1929Album
Funny Feathers / How Do You Do It That Way?Victoria Spivey1929Album
Victoria And Her Blues (Volume Two)Victoria Spivey1928Album
Your Worries Ain't Like Mine / A Good Man Is Hard To FindVictoria Spivey1928Album
Organ Grinder Blues / My Handy ManVictoria Spivey1928Album
No, Papa, No! / Mosquito, Fly And FleaVictoria Spivey1928Album
No. 12 Let Me Roam / T-B BluesVictoria Spivey1927Album
Black Snake Blues / No More Jelly Bean BluesVictoria Spivey1926Album
From Broadway To 7th AveVictoria SpiveySingle
Treasury Of Jazz 11Victoria Spivey With Luis Russell And His OrchestraSingle
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