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Mamie Smith Vol. 3 (1922-1923)

Mamie Smith

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Biography

Born: 26 May 1883 in Cincinnati, OH

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s

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 market for "race records"; thus paving the way for Bessie Smith (no relation) and other blues and jazz performers. An entertainer who sported a powerful, penetrating, feminine voice with belting...
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Mamie Smith Vol. 3 (1922-1923), Mamie Smith
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Blues, Music
  • Released: 1995

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