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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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Your voice and your recordings makes me really happy. Thanks.
- Ada
 Added: Aug. 27, 2015
Love you, Mamie!Thank you so much for all your songs!
- Sikora
 Added: Sep. 17, 2014
Mamie gets her headstone
- Terrance Crooms
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
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