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 Elton Island “ZaZu Girl” <I>Spivey</I> Harris

Elton Island “ZaZu Girl” Spivey Harris

Birth
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Death 25 Jun 1971 (aged 70)
East Meadow, Nassau County, New York, USA
Burial Uniondale, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 131658800 · View Source
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Elton Spivey, better known under the stage name of the Za Zu Girl, was one of two lesser-known sisters of the classic blues diva Victoria Spivey. Nicknames or elaborate stagenames seemed to be in the blood of this family: the latter artist was known as "Queen Victoria" and Addie Spivey recorded and performed as Sweet Pease. The family hailed from the Gulf Coast of Texas, where the sisters all began performing in their pre-teen years.
Recorded documentation of Elton Spivey is both slim and questionable. There is one for sure track from this artist circa 1937, the classic blues ditty "Ocean Wide" which was also recorded by Georgia Slim. This side was originally released as a Za Zu Girl record, discographers such as Tom Lord retroactively crediting it to the full married name of Elton Spivey Harris.


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  • Created by: Charlie Jamison
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131658800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elton Island “ZaZu Girl” Spivey Harris (12 Aug 1900–25 Jun 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131658800, citing Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charlie Jamison (contributor 46567682) .