East Bay Yesterday

“The queen of the West Coast blues”: Sugar Pie DeSanto serves up sweet & spicy stories

From jumping off pianos with James Brown to running the streets with Etta James, Sugar Pie DeSanto has led a wild life. In this episode, the soul singer shares memories of performing in Oakland’s legendary 1950s blues clubs, stunning global audiences with her risqué moves, and making grown men cry. As Sugar Pie puts it, “I’m one of the roughest women you could ever know. I ain’t to be played with!” Listen now to find out what happened when one aggressive fan learned this lesson the hard way.

Special thanks to Mr. Jim Moore and Jasman Records. You can find Sugar Pie DeSanto’s music and upcoming concerts at: sugarpiedesanto.com/


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