Daphne Brooks

professor of African American Studies, Theatre Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University

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In 1920, jazz singer Mamie Smith released a record called “Crazy Blues.” She was the first Black female singer to record and release a blues song.

How blues great Mamie Smith paved the way for Black female musicians and their fans

In 1920, jazz singer Mamie Smith released a record called “Crazy Blues.” She was the first Black female singer to record and release a blues song.

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