Bertha "Chippie" Hill

Bertha "Chippie" Hill

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bertha "Chippie" Hill (March 15, 1905 - May 7, 1950), was an American blues and vaudeville singer and dancer, best known for her recordings with Louis Armstrong. ill was born in Charleston, South Carolina, one of sixteen children, but in 1915 the family moved to New York. She began her career as a dancer in Harlem, and by 1919 was working with Ethel Waters. At age 14, during a stint at Leroy's, a noted New York nightclub, Hill was nicknamed "Chippie" because of her young age. She also performed with Ma Rainey as part of the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, before establishing her own song and dance act and touring on the TOBA circuit in the early 1920s.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134976903
  • 9786134976909