Addie "Sweet Pea/Peas/ Pease" Spivey


Date of Birth:  August 22, 1910    Houston, TX

Date of Death:  June 15, 1943    Detroit, MI

Place of Burial:  Unknown

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown


Sweet Pea - Leavin' You Baby / Day Breakin' Blues, Victor (23361)

Sweet Pease Spivey - 410 BluesYou Weren't True (But You're Still In My Heart), Decca (7237)

The Spivey Sisters: Sweet Pease & The Za Zu Girl - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1929-1937, RST Records


Victoria Spivey & Sweet Peas Spivey - Queen Victoria 1927-1937, Blues Collection (ZE052)


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Evans, David (Ed.). Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who’s Who. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979.

Larkin, Colin. Virgin Encyclopedia Of The Blues. London: Virgin Books, 1998.

Spivey, Victoria. “Blues Is My Business – She Was My Baby Even If She Was My Sister: The Coming Of Sweet Peas, Record Research, Issue

     102, November 1969, p. 6. Accessed June 16, 2017.

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