Forgotten/rediscovered female singer of the mid 20th century
January 17, 2019 12:09 PM   Subscribe

I am trying to recall the name of a forgotten/recently rediscovered female singer. She was American 1920s-50s recorded very few songs which were released on vinyl that is now exceedingly rare. Genre may have been blues/jazz and she may have played the piano. I seem to remember she had a brother who might have been more well known..

Her work would have gained attention in the last decade or so as I definitely read an article in the mainstream press about her. The music was possibly recently released or used on an ad? The music was strange and/or haunting. I remember an image of her house which had been tracked down by an afficionado who had also interviewed people who knew her. Any help would be appreciated..no luck searching. I may be conflating more than one person here.
posted by mani to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Connie Converse maybe?
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 12:12 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Geeshie Wiley?
posted by Gortuk at 12:53 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Thanks!!
posted by mani at 2:02 PM on January 17


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