• BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #80: Mamie Smith Records “Crazy Blues,” First Blues Recording, On Okeh Records

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    Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Okeh Records
    25 W 45th Street

    When: August 10, 1920

    What: Written by African-American songwriter Perry Bradford, Smith’s rendition is the first recording of vocal blues by an African American artist, selling a million copies in less than a year.

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