Elton Island "Za Zu Girl" Spivey (Harris)


Date of Birth:  August 12, 1900    Galveston, TX

Date of Death:  June 25, 1971    East Meadow, NY

Place of Burial:  Greenfield Cemetery

                         650 Nassau Road

                         Uniondale, NY 11553

Has Marker:  Yes (Elton Harris)

Grave Location:

Elton "Za Zu Girl" Spivey, My Tweet Twaat Twaat, The Spivey Sisters, RST Records


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



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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.

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