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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: 1902 | Died: January 29, 1964    

Vera Hall - Blues and Spirtuals Singer (1902 - 1964)

Born in 1902 in Payneville, Alabama, just outside of Livingston in Sumter County, Vera Hall grew up to establish one of the most stunning bodies of American folk music on record. Hall married Nash Riddle, a coal miner, in 1917 and gave birth to their daughter, Minnie Ada. Riddle was killed in 1920. Though Hall sang her entire life, learning spirituals such as “I Got the Home in the Rock” and “When I’m Standing Wondering, Lord, Show Me the Way” from her mother, Agnes, and her father, Efron “Zully” Hall, it was not until the late 1930s that Hall’s singing gained national exposure....
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Featured recording “Spirituals”

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Spirituals

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (1953)
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