Mamie Smith is credited with recording the first vocal blues song "Crazy Blues" in 1920.
She entered blues history by being the first African-American artist to make vocal
blues recordings in 1920. Willie "The Lion" Smith (no relation) explained the ...
So the first three blues recordings were all of the same song; the Memphis Blues.
... her place in music history as the first black woman to record a vocal blues.
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 ...
Aug 13, 2009 ... She was the first black artist to record a vocal blues that was partly ... "This was
the first song recorded by a record company that featured a ...
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
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
Her vocal prowess matches her charisma as a performer. .... Legend has it he
recorded his first album with excess studio time donated by Sonny & Cher. ...
Some historians don't consider "Memphis Blues" to be an actual blues song,
however it ...
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 ....
second chorus of a song would differ from the first both in phrasing and in
Jul 28, 2010 ... 'The Queen of the Blues' Mamie Smith has the distinction of being the first African
-American to record a vocal blues. Recorded on August 10 ...