Dorothea Trowbridge (c.1914 – death date unknown; first name also spelled Dorthea, Doretha) was an American blues singer active in St. Louis in the 1930s. A few recordings by her remain, at least one of which includes lyrics on the theme of "grinding", a blues slang term for sexual intercourse.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1914 (Dublin)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-76823||10-in.||8/2/1933||Bad luck blues||Pinetop ; Doretha Trowbridge||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76824||10-in.||8/2/1933||Slavin' mama blues||Pinetop ; Doretha Trowbridge||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-76839||10-in.||8/2/1933||Steady grindin'||James Johnson ; Doretha Trowbridge||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trowbridge, Doretha," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110282.
Trowbridge, Doretha. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110282.
"Trowbridge, Doretha." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.
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