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Edna Hicks

Edna Hicks (October 14, 1891 or 1895 – August 16, 1925) was an American blues singer and musician. Her recorded songs include "Hard Luck Blues" and "Poor Me Blues". She also recorded "Down Hearted Blues", and "Gulf Coast Blues" on the Brunswick label in 1923.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 14th, 1895 (New Orleans), Died August 16th, 1925 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27665 10-in. 3/21/1923 I'm goin' away (Just to wear you off my mind) Edna Hicks Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-27666 10-in. 3/21/1923 Sugar blues Edna Hicks Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-03-08-04] 10-in. 3/8/1923 Sugar blues Edna Hicks Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 81227 10-in. 9/24/1923 Daddy, ease it to me Edna Hicks Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 81228 10-in. 9/24/1923 No name blues Lemuel Fowler ; Edna Hicks Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 81278 10-in. 10/11/1923 Save your man and satisfy your soul Porter Grainger ; Edna Hicks Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 81366 10-in. 11/21/1923 Chicago bound blues Edna Hicks Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10859-10861 10-in. 6/18/1923 Gulf Coast blues Edna Hicks ; Clarence Johnson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10865-10867 10-in. 6/18/1923 You’re always messin’ ‘round with my man Edna Hicks Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10871-10873 10-in. 6/18/1923 Triflin’ blues Edna Hicks Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10877-10879 10-in. 6/18/1923 Down-hearted blues Edna Hicks Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hicks, Edna," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100808.

Hicks, Edna. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100808.

"Hicks, Edna." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100808

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