Mamie Smith

NAME: Mamie Smith

BORN: May 26, 1883

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County)

OCCUPATION: blues singer

DIED: October 30, 1946

FAST FACTS:

Smith was the first singer to actually record a blues song. On August 10, 1920, she recorded Crazy Blues for Okeh Records.

Smith appeared in several films during her career.