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 Mamie Smith

Mamie Smith

Birth
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 Sep 1946 (aged 63)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Memorial ID 13382434 · View Source
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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


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  • Created by: Terrance Crooms
  • Added: 18 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13382434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mamie Smith (26 May 1883–16 Sep 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13382434, citing Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Terrance Crooms (contributor 46534529) .