Mamie Smith

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    Do It Mr. So-And-So (Album Version)Mamie Smith
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    My Sportin' Man (Album Version)Mamie Smith
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    Don't You Advertise Your Man (Album Version)Mamie Smith
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        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, feminin... Read more

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