Edna Hicks

Edna Hicks

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edna Hicks (October 14, 1895 - August 16, 1925) was an American blues singer and musician. Born Edna Landreaux in New Orleans, she was the half sister of Lizzie Miles. She is believed to have moved north in her mid-teens. Popular in Black vaudeville in the American midwest in the late 1910s and 1920s, she appeared often in Chicago and Cincinnati, and made recordings for seven different record labels in 1923 and 1924: Victor, Vocalion, Columbia, Gennett, Brunswick, Ajax, and Paramount Records. In August 1925, while assisting her husband in filling their automobile's gasoline tank, she was burned after splashed gasoline was ignited by a candle she was holding. She died in the hospital two days later, on August 16, 1925. She was 29 years old.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134976911
  • 9786134976916