Thursday, September 16, 2021

Mamie Smith 75 Years -- September 16, 2021

Saint Paul Appeal, 16-April-1921

Mamie Smith, a pioneering blues and jazz singer, died 75 years ago today, on 16-September-1946. Her recording of Perry Bradford's "Cray Blues" sold over a million copies in the first year. Over time, her Jazz Hounds included many famous musicians.

Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, 21-April-1921

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