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Mamie Smith
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Birth: May 26, 1883
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1946
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Mamie Smith was the first to record blues songs in 1920 with her versions of Perry Bradford's "Crazy Blues", and "It' s Right Here for You" on Okeh Records. The record sold over a million copies in less than a year. Born Mamie Robinson she also appeared in an early talkie "Jail house blues"(1929) as well as Paradise in Harlem (1939), Sunday Sinners (1940), Stolen Paradise (1941), Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941), and Because I Love You (1942).

She passed away in New York City in 1946

 
 
Burial:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Park
Richmond
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
 
Created by: Terrance Crooms
Record added: Feb 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13382434
Mamie Smith
Added by: Rebecca Forste
 
Mamie Smith
Added by: Terrance Crooms
 
Mamie Smith
Added by: Rebecca Forste
 
 
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Always rememberd never forgotten. The best blues singer ever. Mamie was the best. Thanks for your so great recordings Mamie. I love them and I love you. We have only horrible music in the 21th century. I hate music from the 21th century,but I reslly lovr ...(Read more)
- A real and big fan
 Added: Feb. 6, 2016
Godt nyttår kjære Mamie. Tenker på deg på årets siste dag. Du er ikke glemt.
- A real and big fan
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
I listen to you today. It was fantastic. You was the best blues singer ever. I says to people ifvthey will hear the best blues recordings they most listen to you. I really love and enjoy your recordings. Every time I hear you sing I feel I'm in heaven and...(Read more)
- A real and big fan
 Added: Dec. 27, 2015
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