Mamie Smith

Mamie Smith

Mamie Smith

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Latest Release

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  • Live Music
  • July 2022
  • 10 Songs

Top Songs

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Crazy Blues
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Baby, You Made Me Fall for You [Instrumental]
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Mistreatin' Daddy Blues
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Cubanita [Instrumental]
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You Can'y Keep a Good Man Down [Instrumental]

Albums

  • My Jazzy Kiss

    Oct 2021 • 13 songs

  • You Can't Keep a Good Man Down

    Jul 2020 • 16 songs

  • Queen of the Blues

    Mar 2015 • 38 songs

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Mamie Smith

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 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 vaudeville qualities, as opposed to blues inflections, Smith toured as a dancer...
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