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Mamie Smith

20th-century American vaudeville singer and actress

Mamie Smith

20th-century American vaudeville singer and actress
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birthday
26th
May, 1891
Death
16th
September, 1946
Birth Place
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Mamie Smith (n e Robinson; May 26, 1891 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist, and actress. As a vaudeville singer she performed in various styles, including jazz and blues. In 1920, she entered blues history as the first African-American artist to make vocal blues recordings. Willie “The Lion” Smith (no relation) described the background of that recording in his autobiography, Music on My Mind (1964).

instruments played
Piano
Vocals
Birth Name

Mamie Robinson

Genres

Blues

Name

Mamie Smith

Nationality

United States of America

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