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Bertha Chippie Hill

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 15th, 1905 (Charleston), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto, lyricist, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 9456 10-in. 11/9/1925 Low land blues Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9457 10-in. 11/9/1925 Kid man blues Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9509 10-in. 2/23/1926 Lonesome, all alone and blue Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9510 10-in. 2/23/1926 Trouble in mind Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9511 10-in. 2/23/1926 Georgia man Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9710 10-in. 6/14/1926 Leavenworth blues Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9719 10-in. 6/15/1926 Panama Limited blues Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9720 10-in. 6/15/1926 Street walker blues Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones ; Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9949 10-in. 11/23/1926 Pleadin' for the blues Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist, contralto, lyricist  
OKeh 9950 10-in. 11/23/1926 Pratts City blues Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist, contralto, lyricist, composer  
OKeh 9951 10-in. 11/23/1926 Mess Katie mess Bertha Chippie Hill Female vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9971 10-in. 11/26/1926 Lovesick blues Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh 9972 10-in. 11/26/1926 Lonesome weary blues Louis Armstrong ; Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones Female vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist, contralto, lyricist  
OKeh W80880 10-in. 5/14/1927 Go go blues Bertha Chippie Hill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80881 10-in. 5/14/1927 Do dirty blues Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80882 10-in. 5/14/1927 Sport model mama Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W80883 10-in. 5/14/1927 Mississippi Waters blues Bertha Chippie Hill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W82085 10-in. 12/16/1927 Hard time blues Bertha Chippie Hill Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W82086 10-in. 12/16/1927 Weary money blues Bertha Chippie Hill Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W82087 10-in. 12/16/1927 Tell me why Bertha Chippie Hill Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto  
OKeh W82088 10-in. 12/16/1927 Speedway blues Bertha Chippie Hill Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick C2433 10-in. 10/10/1928 Some cold rainy day Bertha Chippie Hill ; Tampa Red Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick C2434 10-in. 10/10/1928 Weary money blues Bertha Chippie Hill ; Tampa Red Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto, songwriter  
Brunswick C2448 10-in. 10/16/1928 Hard times blues Bertha Chippie Hill ; Tampa Red Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto, composer  
Brunswick C2449 10-in. 10/16/1928 Christmas man blues Bertha Chippie Hill ; Tampa Red Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hill, Bertha Chippie," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106279.

Hill, Bertha Chippie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106279.

"Hill, Bertha Chippie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106279

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