Sunday, November 9, 2014

Singing for Thanksgiving Dinner - Good Cabbage (1937)

The first course is filled with good veggies, and today that means Good Cabbage by Victoria Spivey. Victoria was born in 1906 in Houston, Texas where, in 1918, she took up singing after the death of her father. This kicked off a career that would last over forty years and include working with notables such as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Clarence Williams, Luis Russel, Lonnie Johnson, and Bob Dylan. Her compositions include Black Snake Blues, Dope Head Blues, and Organ Grinder Blues. In 1962 she started Spivey Records which continued to operate until 1996.

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