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Snow, Valaida (jazz) [Valada; Little Louis]locked

  • Howard Rye

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(b Chattanooga, TN, June 2, 1904; d New York, May 30, 1956). American trumpeter, singer, and dancer. Her mother taught her to play several instruments and her sisters Alvada (Alvaida), Hattie, and Lavada (Lavaida) (b 1914) also became professional entertainers. She was known as Valada and her sister as Lavada until ...

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