Bea Booze

Bea Booze (March 23, 1912 – November 11, 1986), often credited as Wee Bea Booze, was an American R&B and jazz singer most popular in the 1940s. She was one of the few female blues guitarists of that time.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 23, 1920 (Baltimore), Died November 11, 1986 (Scottsville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 70543 10-in. 3/19/1942 If I'm a fool Wee Bea Booze vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 70544 10-in. 3/19/1942 I love to Georgia Brown so slow Wee Bea Booze vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 70545 10-in. 3/19/1942 Uncle Sam come and get him Wee Bea Booze vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 70546 10-in. 3/19/1942 If I didn't love you Wee Bea Booze vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 70570 10-in. 3/26/1942 See see rider blues Wee Bea Booze vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 70571 10-in. 3/26/1942 Let's be friends Wee Bea Booze vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 70580 10-in. 3/27/1942 Catchin' as catch can Wee Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 70581 10-in. 3/27/1942 War rationin' Papa-1 Wee Bea Booze vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 71738 10-in. 2/4/1944 Mr. Freddie blues Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71739 10-in. 2/4/1944 Gulf Coast blues Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71740 10-in. 2/4/1944 Uncle Sam took a darn good man Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71741 10-in. 2/4/1944 These young men blues Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71844 10-in. 3/9/1944 Mr. Freddie blues Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71845 10-in. 3/9/1944 Uncle Sam took a darned good man Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71846 10-in. 3/9/1944 Gulf Coast blues Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71847 10-in. 3/9/1944 These young men blues Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71850 10-in. 3/9/1944 Achin' hearted blues Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 71851 10-in. 3/9/1944 So good Bea Booze vocalist  
Decca 73265 1/3/1946 Alabama bound Andy Kirk Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 73267 1/3/1946 Doggin' man blues Andy Kirk Orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Booze, Bea," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352635.

Booze, Bea. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352635.

"Booze, Bea." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352635

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