It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

Sippie Wallace

A classic female blues singer from the '20s, Wallace kept performing and recording until her death. She was a major influence on a young Bonnie Raitt, who recorded several of Wallace's songs and performed live with her.

The daughter of a Baptist deacon, Sippie Wallace (born Beulah Thomas) was born and raised in Houston. As a child, she sang and played piano in church. Before she was in her teens, she began performing with her brother, pianist Hersal Thomas. By the time she was in her midteens, she had left Houston to pursue a musical career, singing in a number of tent shows and earning a dedicated fan base. In 1915, she moved to New Orleans with Hersal. Two years later, she married Matt Wallace.

In 1923, Sippie, Hersal, and their older brother George moved to Chicago, where Sippie became part of the city's jazz scene. By the end of the year, she had earned a contract with OKeh Records. Her first two songs for the label, "Shorty George" and "Up the Country Blues," were hits, and Sippie soon became a star. Throughout the '20s, she produced a series of singles that were nearly all hits. Wallace's OKeh recordings featured a number of celebrated jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Eddie Heywood, King Oliver, and Clarence Williams; both Hersal and George Thomas performed on Sippie's records as well, in addition to supporting her at concerts. Between 1923 and 1927, she recorded over 40 songs for OKeh. Many of the songs that were Wallace originals or co-written by Sippie and her brothers.

In 1926, Hersal Thomas died of food poisoning, but Sippie Wallace continued to perform and record. Within a few years, however, she stopped performing regularly. After her contract with OKeh was finished in the late '20s, she moved to Detroit in 1929. In the early '30s, Wallace stopped recording, only performing the occasional gig. In 1936, both George Thomas and her husband Matt died. Following their deaths, Sippie joined the Leland Baptist Church in Detroit, where she was an organist and vocalist; she stayed with the church for the next 40 years.

Between 1936 and 1966, Wallace was inactive on the blues scene -- she only performed a handful of concerts and cut a few records. In 1966, she was lured out of retirement by her friend Victoria Spivey, who convinced Sippie to join the thriving blues and folk festival circuit. Wallace not only joined the circuit, she began recording again. Her first new album was a collection of duets with Spivey, appropriately titled Sippie Wallace & Victoria Spivey, which was recorded in 1966; the album wasn't released until 1970. Also in 1966, Wallace recorded Sippie Wallace Sings the Blues for Storyville, which featured support from musicians like Little Brother Montgomery and Roosevelt Sykes. The album was quite popular, as were Sippie's festival performances.

In 1970, Sippie Wallace suffered a stroke, but she was able to continue recording and performing, although not as frequently as she had before. In 1982, Bonnie Raitt -- who had long claimed Sippie as a major influence -- helped Wallace land a contract with Atlantic Records. Raitt produced the resulting album, Sippie, which was released in 1983. Sippie won the W.C. Handy Award for best blues album of the year and was nominated for a Grammy. The album turned out to be Sippie Wallace's last recording -- she died in 1986, when she was 88 years old. ~ Cub Koda
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Blues Legend

1. Women Be Wise

2. I'm A Mighty Tight Woman

3. A Jealous Woman Like Me

4. Up The Country Blues

5. Buzz Me

6. Murder Gonna Be My Crime

7. Special Delivery Blues

8. Jack Of Diamond Blues

9. The Mail Train Blues

10. I Feel Good

11. A Man For Every Day In The Week

12. I'm A Mighty Tight Woman

13. Bedroom Blues

14. Dead Drunk Blues

15. Have You Ever Ben Down?

16. Lazy Man Blues

17. The Flood Blues

18. You Gonna Need My Help

19. Buzz Me

x

Track List: Sippie Wallace Vol. 2 (1925-1945)

1. Advice Blues

2. Murder's Gonna Be My Crime

3. The Man I Love

4. I Am Leaving You

5. I'm Sorry For It Now

6. Suitcase Blues

7. I Must Have It

8. A Jelaous Woman Like Me

9. Special Delivery Blues

10. Jack Of Diamond Blues

11. The Mail Train Blues

12. I Feel Good

13. A Man For Every Day In The Week

14. I'm A Mighty Tight Woman

15. Bedroom Blues

16. Dead Drunk Blues

17. Have You Ever Been Down?

18. Lazy Man Blues

19. The Flood Blues

20. You Gonna Need My Help

21. I'm A Mighty Tight Woman

22. Bedroom Blues

23. Buzz Me

x

Track List: Sippie Wallace Vol. 1 (1923-1925)

1. Up The Country Blues

2. Shorty George Blues

3. Mama's Gone, Goodbye

4. Caldonia Blues

5. Underworld Blues

6. Leavin' Me Daddy Is Hard To Do

7. Can Anybody Take Sweet Mama's Place?

8. Stranger's Blues

9. Sud Bustin' Blues

10. Wicked Monday Morning Blues

11. Baby, I Can't Use You No More

12. Trouble Everywhere I Roam

13. I've Stopped My Man

14. Walkin' Talkin' Blues

15. I'm So Glad I'm Brownskin

16. Off And On Blues

17. He's The Cause Of Me Being Blue

18. Let My Man Alone Blues

19. Morning Dove Blues

20. Devil Dance Blues

21. Every Dog Has His Day

22. Section Hand Blues

23. Parlor Social De Luxe

24. Being Down Don't Worry Me

x

Track List: Women Be Wise

1. Women Be Wise

2. Trouble Everywhere I Roam

3. Lonesome Hours

4. Special Delivery Blues

5. Murder Gonna Be My Criime

6. Gambler's Dream

7. Caldonia Blues

8. You Got To Know How

9. Shorty George Blues

10. I'm Mighty Tight Woman

11. Bedroom Blues

12. Up The Country Blues

13. Suitcase Blues

14. You Don't Know My Mind

x

Track List: Sippie

1. Women Be Wise

2. Up The Country Blues

3. I'm A Mighty Tight Women

4. Won't You Come Over To My House?

5. You've Been A Good Ole Wagon (But You Done Broke Down)

6. A Man That Don't Want Me

7. You Got To Know How

8. Suitcase Blues

9. Say It Isn't So

10. Everybody Loves My Baby

11. Mama's Gone, Goodbye

x

Track List: Women Be Wise (Radio Single)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Wow I love this song women be wise that just came through on my stream.
Report as inappropriate
Buzz me Baby...anyti m e !
Report as inappropriate
prsfmail-man
Pandora: P-L-E-A-S-E add more Sippie Wallace songs and Recordings!
Report as inappropriate
First time I heard Sippie was when she sang with Bonnie Raitt on 'Woman Be Wise'. She blew me away. So soulful. RIP TX nightingale.
Report as inappropriate
prsfmail-man
Dear Sippie, The Texas Nightingale! We love you
Report as inappropriate
judesjava
My favorite - Kokomo Blues
Report as inappropriate
Bonnie Raitt covered several of Sippie's songs, and encouraged her to make a brief comeback in the 80's before she died. They even recorded some songs together.

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[72, 118, 96, 91, 102, 104, 74, 86, 122, 72, 107, 82, 64, 114, 121, 115, 119, 127, 114, 89, 97, 84, 71, 92, 92, 96, 86, 75, 67, 122, 74, 98, 85, 81, 73, 115, 66, 80, 76, 93, 123, 82, 68, 74, 125, 71, 73, 109, 82, 115, 76, 90, 106, 100, 97, 87, 104, 115, 80, 76, 88, 72, 108, 114, 76, 88, 77, 110, 127, 90, 77, 91, 127, 84, 64, 75, 93, 112, 117, 117, 76, 77, 101, 124, 116, 75, 78, 70, 112, 67, 90, 73, 65, 120, 111, 114, 102, 101, 95, 88, 75, 108, 69, 95, 67, 107, 122, 86, 106, 71, 80, 105, 70, 89, 65, 79, 71, 73, 69, 103, 70, 81, 111, 122, 127, 90, 74, 87, 100, 79, 99, 120, 88, 92, 81, 87, 77, 100, 95, 72, 74, 124, 84, 117, 125, 115, 120, 106, 103, 76, 110, 106, 86, 95, 86, 96, 98, 85, 75, 97, 123, 118, 74, 101, 94, 112, 77, 86, 127, 71, 94, 69, 123, 118, 87, 87, 70, 106, 79, 87, 123, 114, 104, 67, 92, 81, 108, 102, 118, 67, 86, 73, 120, 121, 97, 120, 109, 83, 126, 97, 107, 116, 87, 107, 118, 83, 86, 91, 96, 90, 90, 110, 90, 81, 87, 99, 93, 86, 73, 68, 100, 117, 126, 113, 115, 83, 80, 115, 66, 79, 97, 105, 71, 83, 125, 95, 86, 91, 95, 112, 92, 74, 75, 118, 105, 86, 115, 98, 91, 83, 93, 107, 97, 124, 85, 66, 68, 95, 75, 79, 111, 123, 114, 96, 94, 72, 117, 108, 94, 70, 87, 109, 87, 110, 91, 122, 89, 97, 100, 83, 77, 79, 99, 112, 85, 87, 91, 75, 67, 75, 110, 118, 69, 114, 107, 109, 93, 79, 102, 116, 126, 120, 93, 119, 83, 126, 90, 98, 127, 65, 82, 84, 75, 89, 79, 120, 81, 104, 111, 74, 67, 113, 82, 99, 78, 120, 115, 127, 99, 80, 77, 114, 72, 86, 66, 89, 89, 110, 84, 122, 68, 110, 78, 64, 70, 123, 80, 114, 115, 71, 84, 126, 103, 87, 70, 126, 77, 109, 125, 67, 110, 93, 121, 88, 81, 73, 110, 112, 67, 111, 101, 69, 111, 91, 107, 87, 110, 102, 82, 67, 105, 103, 116, 91, 99, 92, 73, 74, 79, 111, 107, 112, 126, 106, 82, 117, 77, 94, 75, 86, 73, 92, 94, 120, 79, 76, 110, 84, 106, 98, 79, 72, 86, 85, 67, 78, 95, 81, 95, 85, 122, 69, 80, 66, 102, 106, 69, 121, 89, 83, 99, 97, 120, 112, 89, 69, 114, 68, 109, 114, 119, 124, 98, 76, 86, 127, 94, 95, 74, 110, 109, 70, 117, 123, 123, 64, 75, 109, 123, 126, 116, 69, 68, 83, 106, 103, 95, 76, 75, 115, 77, 94, 92, 65, 102, 76, 112, 100, 64, 94, 65, 68, 111, 95, 80, 72, 97, 117, 77, 93, 120, 122, 115, 70, 88, 108, 104, 98, 124, 93, 89, 64, 103, 98, 74, 100, 89, 118, 84, 73, 120, 120]