"Moanin'" Bernice Edwards

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth: 1907    Katy, TX?

Date of Death:  February 26, 1969    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Houston Memorial Gardens

                          2426 Cullen Boulevard

                          Pearland, TX 77581

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Section 4 - D - 11

                           29 33' 56" N / 95 21' 3" W


Texas Piano Volume 1: The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order of George & Hersal Thomas, Moanin' Bernice Edwards 1923-

     1935, Document Records (DOCD-5224) 

'Give It To Me Good, Mr. Hersal' The Piano Blues Volume 4 - The Thomas Family 1925-1929Magpie Records (PY 4404)


Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.

Bastin, Bruce. “Texas and the East Coast.” The Blackwell Guide to Blues Records. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1990, pp. 59-82.

Bogdanov, Vladimir et al. (Ed.). All Music Guide to The Blues. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003, 3rd Edition.

Dahl, Linda. Stormy Weather: The Music and Lives of A Century of Jazzwomen. New York: Limelight Editions, 1984.

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

Oliphant, Dave. Texan Jazz. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.

Oliver, Paul. Blues Off the Record. New York: Da Capo Press, 1984.

______. The Story of The Blues. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

______. Barrelhouse Blues. Philadelphia: BasicCivitas Books, 2009.

Oliver, Paul and Alan Govenar. The Blues Come to Texas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2019.

Silvester, Peter J. The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009.

van der Tuuk, Alex. New Paramount Book of Blues: Elusive Artists on Paramount Race Records. Overeen, Netherlands: Agram Blues Books,


© 2019 Texas Blues Project

  • Twitter Metallic
  • s-facebook