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Mamie Smith

Mamie Smith
Born: May 26, 1883 in Cincinnati, OH
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Died: Aug 16, 1946 in New York, NY
Genre: Blues
Biography: Though technically not a blues performer, Mamie Smith notched her place in American music as the first black female singer to record a vocal blues. That record was "Crazy Blues" (recorded August 10, 1920), which sold a million copies in its first six months and made record labels aware of the huge potential ...Read full biography
Mamie Smith Vol. 2 (1921-1922)
Released: 1995
Label: Document Records
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Volume two in the complete recordings of Mamie Smith as reissued by Document in 1995 follows her career as an Okeh recording artist from August 18, 1921 through early May of 1922. Although her groups were ...Read full review
Mamie Smith Vol. 1 (1920-1921)
Released: 1995
Label: Document Records
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In 1995, Document Records devoted four CDs to the complete recorded works of legendary cabaret vocalist Mamie Smith. In the words of multi-instrumentalist Garvin Bushell, "Mamie Smith wasn't a real blues ...Read full review
More Mamie Smith albums: Compilations (6)
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