Blues singer Edna Hicks was born in New Orleans and was the half-sister of Lizzie Miles and her brother was the trumpet player Herb Morand. Edna left New Orleans sometime around 1916 and worked in a variety of vaudeville and musical comedy shows. She began recording in 1923 with Victor and went on to make records with Brunswick, Gennett, Vocalion, Ajax, Columbia and Paramount. In 1925 she died due to burns that she suffered in an accident involving gasoline in her home in Chicago.

Edna Hicks accompanied by Lovie Austin and her Blues Serenaders
Edna Hicks accompanied by Porter Grainger's Sawin' Three
Edna Hicks accompanied by Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra,
Fletcher Henderson's Trio and Henderson's Hot Four
Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Bleeding-Hearted Blues
(Lovie Austin)
7-6-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5195-B
Down-Hearted Blues
(Alberta Hunter / Lovie Austin)
6-18-1923 New York, New York Brunswick
2463
Goin' Home 11-1923 New York, New York Ajax
17012
Gulf Coast Blues
(Clarence Williams)
6-18-1923 New York, New York Brunswick
2463
I'm Goin' Away
(Just To Wear You Off My Mind)

(Charlie Johnson / Warren Smith / Lloyd Smith)
3-21-1923 New York, New York Victor
19083-A
I'm Goin' Away
(Just To Wear You Off My Mind)

(Charlie Johnson / Warren Smith / Lloyd Smith)
4-10-1923 New York, New York Victor
19083-A

27665-8
Kansas City Man Blues
(Clarence Williams / Clarence Johnson)
11-1923 New York, New York Paramount
12069
Kind Lovin' Blues 11-1923 New York, New York Ajax
17012
Mistreatin' Daddy
(Lovie Austin)
10-1923 New York, New York Paramount
12024-A
No Name Blues
(Same Blues)

(Hicks / Smith)
9-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5252
No Name Blues
Lemuel Fowler at the Piano

(Edith Smith / J. Meller)
9-24-1923 New York, New York Columbia
14001
Oh Daddy Blues
(William Russell / Ed Herbert)
8-18-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5234-B
Sad 'n' Lonely Blues
(Grainger / Wilson)
7-6-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5195-A
Satisfied Blues
(A Barrel House Blues)

(Lemuel Fowler)
9-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5252-A
Save Your Man And Satisfy Your Soul
Porter Grainger at the Piano

(Porter Grainger / Everett Rickets)
10-11-1923 New York, New York Columbia
14001
Save Your Man And Satisfy Your Soul
(Porter Grainger / Everett Rickets)
10-1923 New York, New York Paramount
12024-B
Squawkin' The Blues
Piano Accompaniment by Lemuel Fowler

(Lemuel Fowler)
8-24-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14659
Tain't A Doggone Thing But The Blues 10-1923 New York, New York Ajax
17006
Tin Roof Blues
(Paul Mares / Leon Roppolo / Ben Pollack / George Brunies / Mel Stitzel / Walter Melrose)
8-18-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5234-A
Uncle Sam Blues
(Clarence Williams / Sarah Martin)
11-1923 New York, New York Paramount
12069
Walking And Talking Blues
Piano Accompaniment by Clarence Johnson

(Clarence Johnson / Porter Grainger)
8-7-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14650
Wicked Dirty Fives
Piano Accompaniment by Lemuel Fowler

(Lemuel Fowler)
8-24-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
A 14659
Artist Instrument
Lemuel Fowler Piano
Porter Grainger Piano, Oboe
Clarence Johnson Piano
Charles A. Matson Piano
Phil Ohman Piano
unknown Cornet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone