Vocals, Piano, Writer, Producer, Label Owner
Date of Birth: October 15, 1906 Houston, TX
Date of Death: October 3, 1976 New York, NY
Place of Burial: Greenfield Cemetery
650 Nassau Road
Uniondale, NY 11553
Has Marker: Yes
Grave Location: Space 396-6
Victoria Spivey, Black Snake Blues
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 (11 May 1926 To 31 October 1927), Document Records (DOCD 5316)
Complete Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 2 (31 October 1927 To 24 September 1929), Document Records (DOCD 5317)
Complete Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 3 (1 October 1929 To 7 July 1936), Document Records (DOCD 5318)
Complete Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 4 (30 August 1936 To 21 July 1937), Document Records (DOCD 5319)
Victoria And Her Blues, Spivey Records (LP 1002)
Victoria Spivey And The Easy Riders Jazz Band, G.H.B. (GHB-17)
Woman Blues, Prestige Bluesville (BV-1054)
Roosevelt Sykes / Victoria Spivey – Grind It! The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival Volume 3, Sequel Records (NEX CD 284)
Victoria Spivey And Her "Danny Boy", Danny Russo, Spivey Records (LP 1023)
Otis Spann, Sammy Lawhorn, Victoria Spivey – Up In The Queens Pad! A Musical Parlor Social Deluxe!!, Spivey Records (LP 1031)
Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.
Barlow, William. Looking Up At Down: The Emergence of Blues Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989.
Bogdanov, Vladimir et al. (Ed.). All Music Guide to The Blues. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003, 3rd Edition.
Büchmann-Møller, Frank. You Just Fight For Your Life: The Story of Lester Young. New York: Praeger, 1990.
Charters, Samuel B. The Country Blues. New York: Da Capo Press, 1975.
______. Walking A Blues Road. London: Marion Boyars Publishers, 2004.
Clayton, Lawrence and Joe W. Specht. The Roots of Texas Music. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.
Cohn, Lawrence. Nothing But the Blues. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.
Corcoran, Michael. All Over the Map – True Heroes of Texas Music. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.
Dahl, Linda. Stormy Weather: The Music and Lives of A Century of Jazz Women. New York: Limelight Editions, 1984.
Davis, Francis. The History of The Blues. New York: Hyperion, 1995.
Evans, David. Big Road Blues. New York: Da Capo Press, 1982.
Evans, David (Ed.). Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Felps, Paula. Lone Stars and Legends: The Story of Texas Music. Plano: Republic of Texas Press, 2001.
Govenar, Alan. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.
______ and Jay Brakefield. Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013.
Groom, Bob. The Blues Revival. London: Studio Vista Limited, 1971.
Hamilton, Marybeth. In Search Of The Blues. New York: Basic Books, 2008.
Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who’s Who. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979.
Harrison, Daphne Duval. Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1988.
______. “”Classic” Blues and Women Singers.” The Blackwell Guide to Blues Records. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1990, pp. 83-
Harrison, David. Blues – A Photographic Documentary. New York: Crescent Books, 1977.
Herzhaft, Gérard. Encyclopedia of the Blues (Second Edition). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997.
Koster, Rick. Texas Music. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
Kunstadt, Len. “Ann Arbor Blues Festival,” Record Research, Issue 109, February 1971, pp. 3-4.
https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/109#page/n1/mode/2up. Accessed June 16, 2017.
______. “Pittsburgh Blues Festival,” Record Research, Issue 110, May 1971, pp. 6-7.
https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/110#page/n0/mode/2up. Accessed June 16, 2017.
______ and Victoria Spivey. “The Newport Jazz Festival,” Record Research, Issue 62, August 1964, pp. 1, 3-4, 9.
https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/62#page/n0/mode/2up. Accessed June 20, 2017.
______ and Victoria Spivey. “The Blues And Gospel Came To Newport,” Record Research, Issue 63, September 1964, pp. 1-5.
https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/63#page/n0/mode/2up. Accessed June 20, 2017.
Lawson, R.A. Jim Crow’s Counterculture: The Blues and Black Southerners 1890-1945. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010.
Meckna, Michael. Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.
Obrecht, Jas (Ed.). Rollin’ And Tumblin’. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books, 2000.
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.
Prather, Coy. "Victoria Spivey," Texas Music, Spring 2018, pp. 32-34.
Price, Sammy. What Do They Want? A Jazz Biography. Oxford, England: Bayou Press Limited, 1989.
Rolf, Julia (Ed.). The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Jazz & Blues. London: Flame Tree Publishing, 2007.
Sallis, James. The Guitar Players. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1982.
Sallis, James (Ed.). The Guitar in Jazz: An Anthology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
Santelli, Robert. The Big Book Of Blues. New York: Penguin Books, 2001 (revised).
Silvester, Peter J. The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Spivey, Victoria. “Blues Is My Business – My Play Brother, Hot Lip Page,” Record Research, Issue 47, November 1962, p. 12.
https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/47#page/n0/mode/2up. Accessed June 17, 2017.
______. “Blues Are My Business – Sippie Wallace Sings Better Than Ever,” Record Research, Issue 69, July 1965, p. 7.
https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/69#page/n5/mode/2up. Accessed June 21, 2017.
______. “Blind Lemon And I Had A Ball,” Record Research, Issue 76, May 1966, pp. 9-10.
https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/76#page/n0/mode/2up. Accessed June 22, 2017.
______. “Blues Are My Business – Robert Shaw: Texas Barrelhouse Piano,” Record Research, Issue 81, January 1967, p. 7.
https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/81#page/n0/mode/2up. Accessed June 22, 2017.
______. “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. https://archive.org/stream/RecordResearchMagazine/102#page/n1/mode/2up. Accessed June 16, 2017.
Spivey wrote over 20 columns for Record Research.
Stanton, Scott. The Tombstone Tourist: Musicians. New York: Pocket Books, 2003 (Second Ed.).
Steptoe, Tyina L. Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016.
Uzzel, Robert L. Blind Lemon Jefferson. Fort Worth: Eakin Press, 2002.
Walser, Robert (Ed.). Keeping Time: Reading in Jazz History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Ward, Ed. The History Of Rock & Roll Volume One 1920-1963. New York: Flatiron Books, 2016.
Weeks, Todd Bryant. Luck’s In My Corner: The Life and Music of Hot Lips Page. New York: Routledge, 2008.
Wood, Roger and James Fraher. Down in Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.
“Texas Music Source: Our guide to eighty years of Texas Music,” Texas Monthly, December 31, 1969.
http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/texas-music-source/. Accessed July 19, 2017.