Doretha Trowbridge

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 1914 (Dublin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trowbridge, Doretha," accessed July 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110282.

Trowbridge, Doretha. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110282.

"Trowbridge, Doretha." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 July 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110282

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.