Not only is she the last of the red hot Mommas, she’s endured. Article about Sophie Tucker re-releases in the NYTimes today.
To the extent that Tucker is remembered today, it is as that big-hatted, big-bellied oldie but-goody. She maintained a busy career into her late 70s, appearing on radio (and hosting her own broadcast, “Sophie Tucker and Her Show”), acting in movie musicals and continuing to make records well into the rock ’n’ roll era. But “Origins of the Red Hot Mama” takes listeners back to Tucker’s prime, reviving a voice heard by few people in the last eight decades.”