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  Blues Online© Mamie Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mamie "Queen of the Blues" Smith was born on May 26, 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mamie was a dancer, a singer, and a star of stage and screen.
Mamie recorded for the Okeh label 1920-1923, for Ajax in 1924, the Victor label in 1926, and Okeh in 1929 and 1931, each time in New York City.
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 Mamie Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mamie Smith (May 26, 1883 - September 16, 1946) was a vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress, and appeared in several motion pictures late in her career.
Smith was born as Mamie Robinson in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mamie Smith appeared in an early soundie, Jail House Blues, in 1929.
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 SparkNotes: Bessie Smith: Becoming the Empress
Shortly after Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues" was released, Bessie Smith met Sidney Bechet, a talented young saxophonist, during a stint in Washington, D.C. Their friendship turned to romance as they spent time together on tour, and Bechet remained an important musical collaborator for Smith for years.
These early experiences haunted Smith for the rest of her life, and she became extremely hostile toward lighter-skinned blues singers and those African-Americans who, after moving during the Northern Migration, joined white society in their new cities.
After the success of Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues," record companies saw that there was quite a bit of money to be made in what were then termed "race records" and sent scouts to Southern cities to find talent.
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 Channel4.com - SlashMusic - Mamie Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mamie Smith is widely regarded as the first female performer to record a vocal blues, with her 1920 recording of "Crazy Blues".
However, Smith was technically not a blues singer per se, her style often tending more toward early jazz, vaudeville, and pop.
Nevertheless, there was enough of the blues in her music to whet the public's appetite for the likes of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Sippie Wallace, not to mention the countless subsequent generations of singers whose careers Smith inadvertently made possible.
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 Mamie Smith
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.
Mamie moved to New York in 1913 with "The Smart Set" and decided that she wanted to stay and quit the show.
Smith asked Hawkins to joined the band, but his family refused to allow him to, because he was just sixteen years old at the time.
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 PBS - American Roots Music : The Songs and the Artists - Mamie Smith
In 1920, Cincinnati, Ohio's Mamie Smith cut Perry Bradford's "Crazy Blues" for OKeh Records in New York City, marking the first recording of America's previously undocumented blues music form.
Smith wasn't a true blues woman; her forte was cabaret and vaudeville.
Smith and "Crazy Blues" also opened the door for dozens of other great female blues artists, allowing Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox and Clara Smith to record, and prompting historians to dub the 1920s the "classic" blues era.
www.pbs.org /americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_saa_mamiesmith.html   (140 words)

 Dixieland and Jazz Overview, Early Singers and Dixieland Bands in Chacago - Part 2/4
Trixie Smith; Mamie Smith; Clara Smith and Laura Smith were some, to name a few.
The band was probably part of a concept between Mamie Smith, composer Perry Bradford, and Johnny Dunn, and was no doubt formed specifically to back Mamie's act on her TOBA vaudeville tour.
It is said that in Jan. 1920, Victor brought Mamie to a recording studio, in place of the great White singer, Sophie Tucker, to cut a test disk of "That Thing Called Love", by Perry Bradford.
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 Mamie Smith, Crazy Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
While not, strictly speaking, a "blues" singer, Mamie Smith was the first fl woman to sing on a commercial recording in America.
Mamie (not related to Bessie) Smith had a powerful (read LOUD) voice that was true and potent enough to hold its own with the horn section.
It's never going to compete with the crisp sound of new recordings, but the skips and pops are kept to a minimum, and Mamie's voice soars from the speakers just as it did when she stood her ground on the stages of vaudeville theatres and burlesque houses.
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 Mamie Smith - Biography - AOL Music
Though technically not a blues performer, Mamie Smith notched her place in American music as the first fl female singer to record a vocal blues.
Soon thereafter, Smith began touring and recording with a band called the Jazz Hounds, which featured such jazz notables as Coleman Hawkins, Bubber Miley, Johnny Dunn, and more, and she toured with the bands of Andy Kirk and Fats Pichon in the 1930s.
Get Mamie Smith biography information, download, listen and watch Mamie Smith music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and use the music search function to find information on other new and established recording artists.
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 Amazon.com: Crazy Blues: The Best of Mamie Smith: Music: Mamie Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The remastering makes Mamie Smith's singing totally accessable for the first time and she was a powerful and expressive singer.
These would include Bessie, Clara, Trixie, and Laura Smith (none related) as well as Rosa Henderson, Hazel Meyers, Ethel Waters, and many others.Mamie was a great entertainer and her recordings tend to feature "showstoppers" rather than strictly mournful blues.
Buy this CD for the wonderful photographs of Mamie as well as the ads, some seen for the first time since original publication.If you have the four volume complete Mamie Smith released on Document, you will still need this set for the first rate booklet notes and superior sound.
www.amazon.com /Crazy-Blues-Best-Mamie-Smith/dp/B0002199BI   (914 words)

 MAMIE SMITH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Smith herself really wasn't that much of a Blues singer.
Smith continued to record for Okeh until 1923.
Mamie Smith continued to lead a successful career singing and recording as well as
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 The Music Box: Mamie Smith - Crazy Blues: The Best of Mamie Smith [Album Review]
When Mamie Smith released Crazy Blues in 1920, the music business was turned upside down.
Crazy Blues: The Best of Mamie Smith features that legendary song as well as 24 other compositions recorded between 1920 and 1931, all of which effortlessly straddle a vaudevillian line between cabaret jazz and roadhouse blues.
Her accompanists typically featured a variety of horns and woodwinds, and with a swirl of Dixieland flourishes, they perfectly framed her coronet-like vocals.
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 Celebrate the Faith Catholic Homeschool Conference - Milwaukee WI - Mamie Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As a teenager, her Catholic faith made the longest journey possible: the twelve
Mamie will speak on the topic "Be Not Afraid!" This Biblical greeting becomes
Be inspired and energized as Mamie explores the blessings and challenges of
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 Mamie Smith - AOL Music
Similar Artists: Sara Martin, Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Ida Cox, Bessie Tucker, Ma Rainey
Mamie Smith on the sleeve of volume 1 of the Complete Recorded Works reissue...
Download, listen and watch Mamie Smith music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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 The History of Rock Music. Mamie Smith: biography, discography, review, links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ohio-born Mamie Smith (not truly a blues singer, although fl) sang two blues numbers written for her by fl songwriter Perry Bradford: That Thing Called Love (1920), the first record by a fl female artist, and Crazy Blues (1920), the first blues to become a nation-wide hit (with Willie Smith on piano).
She was accompanied by the Jazz Hounds, that featured Memphis trumpeter Johnny Dunn, the first master of the plunger mute.
Afterwards, blues music became as "respectable" as the fl syncopated orchestras, despite the fact that it was a music about sorrow instead of joy.
www.scaruffi.com /vol1/msmith.html   (208 words)

 Jenny's Ball by Mamie Smith: Song Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sorry, at this time no downloads have been found for "Jenny's Ball" on album The Essential.
Check the albums tab for other downloads from Mamie Smith.
Sorry, at this time no streams have been found for "Jenny's Ball" on album The Essential.
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 Mamie Smith Crazy Blues: The Best Of Mamie Smith * at Smarter.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Format: CD Personnel include: Mamie Smith (vocals); George Bell, Leroy Parker (violin); Sidney Bechet (soprano saxophone); Coleman Hawkins (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Johnny Dunn, Bubber Miley (cornet); Clarence Williams, Perry Bradford (piano).
Down Beat (p.73) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "Drawing on a small spectrum of super-charged emotion, Smith wails even the most banal of lyrics to Tin Pan Alley and blues songs with real expression..."
Personnel include: Mamie Smith (vocals); George Bell, Leroy Parker (violin); Sidney Bechet (soprano saxophone); Coleman Hawkins (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Johnny Dunn, Bubber Miley (cornet); Clarence Williams, Perry Bradford (piano).
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 Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds
Bradford wanted to market the contemporary African-American music, which was Blues and Jazz.
He felt that singer Mamie Smith a star of the musical revue "Maid of Harlem" had the right stuff to reach the African-American audience.
Their first try was a couple of Perry Bradford pop songs with a slight Jazz and Blues feel "That Thing Called Love" and "You Can't Keep a Good Man Down".
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 VH1.com : Mamie Smith : Artist Main
Add a link to your "Mamie Smith" fan site on VH1.com!
Check out Mamie Smith's movie page to watch trailers, see photos, find out about upcoming film projects and more!
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 Mamie Smith - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Mamie Smith - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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 Mamie Smith on Rhapsody
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 Mamie Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 MAINSPRING ARCHIVE: Mamie Smith Ajax records ad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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1924 MAMIE SMITH AD Mamie Smith made the first authentic blues record for Okeh in 1920, but she had been eclipsed by Bessie Smith (no relation) and others by the time she signed with Ajax in 1924, and sales of her Ajax records were poor.
Ajax was a short-lived (and now rare) race-record label produced for the Ajax Record Company, a subsidiary of the Compo Company of Canada, under the management of Compo executive Thomas Nash.
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