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Mamie Smith is credited with recording the first vocal blues song "Crazy Blues" in 1920.

Blues - Wikipedia


Blues is a genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the ... Blues has since evolved from unaccompanied vocal music and oral traditions ... Two of the first publish...



The first blues song published was called “I Got The Blues”. ... and vaudeville singer Morton Harvey recorded it again, creating the first vocal blues recording.

Mamie Smith and the Birth of the Blues Market : NPR


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.

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Who Recorded the First Vocal Blues Song&v=qaz4Ziw_CfQ
Aug 13, 2009 ... Mamie Smith (1883-1946) was the first African-American female performer to make a vocal blues recording in 1920 with "Crazy Blues". The song was written by P...

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


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.

Bessie Smith - Singer - Biography.com


Aug 16, 2016 ... Jazz and blues vocalist Bessie Smith's powerful, soulful voice won her ... with whom she signed a contract and made her first song recordings.

50 greatest traditional blues songs | Music to die for


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  ...

African American Performers on Early Sound Recordings, 1892-1916


At its inception, beginning in the 1890s, it was the song that sold a record and not ... In 1890 George W. Johnson became the first African American to record commercially. ... Not all vocal recordings of compositions by African Americans were ... However, the 1923 version by (W. C.) Handy's Memphis Blues Band made for ...

First Recorded African-American Female Blues Vocalist - Black Then


Feb 12, 2016 ... Mamie Smith was the first African American female to record blues songs in 1920 with her version of Perry Bradford's “Crazy Blues,” and “It's ...