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Mamie Smith

September 16th in African American History – Mamie Smith

September 16, 1946 Mamie Smith, vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress, died. Smith was born May 26, 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a teenager, she danced in Salem Tutt Whitney’s Smart Set and in 1920 she recorded a set of songs, including “Crazy Blues” and “It’s Right Here For You (If You Don’t Get It, […]

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