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“Crazy Blues” by Mamie Smith

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“Crazy Blues” by Mamie Smith

     
 

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    “Crazy Blues” is a blues song recorded by Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds.
First blues recording by an African-American singer.

    Song Title: Crazy Blues
    Artist: Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds
    Genre: blues
    Composer: Copyright © 1920 Perry Bradford
    Lead Vocals: Mamie Smith
    Piano: disputed — either Willie “The Lion” Smith or Perry Bradford
    Recorded: 10 August 1920
    Date:: 1920
    Label: Okeh Records (catalogue 4169)

    This song is the number two (2) greatest blues song of all time according to Digital Dream Door’s Rick Varner.

    Number of listens: 5814
    Current rank: 1351 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 1201 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Crazy Blues” is a song written by Perry Bradford. It was recorded on August 10, 1920, by Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds and released that year on a grammophone record by Okeh Records, catalogue 4169. The famous stride pianist Willie “The Lion” Smith appears in photos associated with the recording session, although Perry Bradford claims to have played piano on the recording (albeit buried in the mix). Within a month of release, it had sold 75,000 copies. Although there were many recordings made of songs with blues in the title during the previous decade, this recording is considered a landmark as the very first blues record ever issued. However, “Crazy Blues” is not actually a blues tune in that it does not follow the harmonic structure generally associated with true blues. It was ushered into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994. In Episode 10, Season 1 of Boardwalk Empire, the 1920 Mamie Smith version of the song was used.

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