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Mamie Smith

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Mamie Smith (née Robinson, May 26, 1883 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress. As a vaudeville singer she performed in various styles, inclu...

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Aug 13, 2009 ... ... to make a vocal blues recording in 1920 with "Crazy Blues". ... "The Mamie Smith item was a song by the first black artist in the US to be ...

Mamie Smith and the Birth of the Blues Market : NPR

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Nov 11, 2006 ... Mamie Smith was the first black artist to record a blues song: 1920's "Crazy Blues ." The recording opened the door for a brand new market known from the 1920s ... Mamie Smith was the first black vocalist to record the blues.

Mamie Smith: The First Lady of the Blues | Jas Obrecht Music Archive

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Jun 7, 2010 ... In 1920, Mamie Smith's “Crazy Blues,” the first recording of an ... Witnesses claimed that after its release in 1920, the song could be heard coming .... the handsome, popular and capable vocalist, Mamie Gardner Smith of 40 W.

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To re-contextualize early vocal blues within a culture of “good .... Many of these women recorded only a few songs, but some achieved lengthy .... most performers around the time of Mamie Smith‟s first recordings would have had an idea of.

Famous Blues Artists - Biography.com

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First recorded in the 1900s, the blues were played by a soulful lot of acoustic musicians that handed down their songs to pioneering bluesmen such as Muddy .... to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals.

All 1920s Artists in Chronological Order - Rate Your Music

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She was the first widely known white singer to sing jazz and blues songs. ... over 400 recordings of light classical music and early dance band vocals for various ...

The 25 best female blues artists ever | MusicRadar

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Jul 28, 2010 ... Recorded on August 10 1920, Crazy Blues established the now classic ... Ethel was the first singer to perform the standard Stormy Weather. .... and the 'Queen of Song' she didn't have the greatest vocal range but it's what she ...

Miss Lee Morse - Washington State History Museum

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totally unique singing style which defies classification as blues or country. ... purpose of this paper to show that Lee Morse was the first recorded jazz singer. ... Dictionary defines, “jazz singer”: “a singer whose vocal technique is similar to that ... did record a few torch songs, such as, “I'm Doing What I'm Doing For Love...

50 Greatest Jazz Vocals | Jazz24

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“Every day I Have the Blues” by Joe Williams w/ Count Basie and his Orchestra ... Sinatra first appears at 25 when he was the greatest pop singer ever? ... to be the finest recording EVER of the song. and one of the best recordings ever.

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Mamie Smith is credited with recording the first vocal blues song "Crazy Blues" in 1920.
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THE FIRST BLUES RECORDINGS - Midnight Flyer Blues

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But it is also part of blues history since the first song recorded by the band was the ... her place in music history as the first black woman to record a vocal blues.

50 greatest traditional blues songs | Music to die for

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Blues singer and pianist who described hre own vocal style as the “tiger moan”. ... This was the first song that Robert Johnson recorded, and was composed as if  ...

Bessie Smith: the greatest female blues singer who ever lived ...

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Aug 13, 2015 ... The dimensions of Bessie Smith's songs are small, never running to more than three minutes. ... Although Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith released their first ... she had a huge range of vocal colour, from trumpet-like clarity to the ...