Rhode Island’s Star Soprano: Sissieretta Jones

The life of Sissieretta Jones (also known as the Black Patti) is highlighted this month in the latest issue of Rhode Island History, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Her picture, which appears on a Black Patti poster owned by...

Sissieretta Jones in South Carolina

The great African American soprano, Mme. Sissieretta Jones, also known as the “Black Patti,” performed in South Carolina with her troupe many times between 1889 and 1914. The first visit the 40-member Black Patti Troubadours made to the state was in Charleston on...

Black Patti Record Label

Unfortunately, Sissieretta Jones, known at the “Black Patti,” apparently never made any recordings, although the technology was available during the latter part of her career. At least, at this point, no recordings of Sissieretta have been found. White singers made...