Mamie Smith

1891 - 1946

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Mamie Smith (née Robinson; May 26, 1891 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist, and actress. As a vaudeville singer she performed in multiple styles, including jazz and blues. In 1920, she entered blues history as the first African American artist to make vocal blues recordings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mamie Smith has received more than 247,050 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mamie Smith is the 1,042nd most popular musician, the 5,178th most popular biography from United States and the 391st most popular American Musician.

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  • 15

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  • 3.36

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  • 2.30

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Among musicians, Mamie Smith ranks 1,042 out of 2,675Before her are Stan Kenton, Phil Taylor, Bob Kulick, Shura Cherkassky, Herman Rarebell, and Pepe Romero. After her are Mikhail Pletnev, Harry James, Pixinguinha, Steven Adler, Gary Peacock, and Jo Jones.

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Among people born in 1891, Mamie Smith ranks 159Before her are Federico Moreno Torroba, Sidney Howard, W. Averell Harriman, Dmitry Furmanov, Mariano Ospina Pérez, and George Marshall. After her are Virgilio Fossati, Ernest Leonard Johnson, Emil Julius Gumbel, Fred Kelly, Julius Saaristo, and Arthur Bliss. Among people deceased in 1946, Mamie Smith ranks 140Before her are Rafael Erich, Camillo Caccia Dominioni, Júlio Prestes, Harry Edwin Wood, Juan Bautista Sacasa, and Amir Hamzah. After her are Blanche Bingley, Holger Thiele, Danuta Siedzikówna, Harry Hopkins, Gualberto Villarroel, and Antti Hackzell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mamie Smith ranks 5,178 out of 15,968Before her are Maggie Q (1979), Meg Foster (1948), Dolph Schayes (1928), Peter Sarsgaard (1971), Koko Taylor (1928), and Emily Warren Roebling (1843). After her are Shelley Hack (1947), Patricia McPherson (1954), Harry James (1916), Daniela Ruah (1983), Russell Kirk (1918), and Kevin McHale (1957).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Mamie Smith ranks 391Before her are Red Garland (1923), Matt Sorum (1960), Tony Joe White (1943), Mike Bloomfield (1943), Stan Kenton (1911), and Bob Kulick (1950). After her are Harry James (1916), Steven Adler (1965), Gary Peacock (1935), Jo Jones (1911), Tony Visconti (1944), and Jason Becker (1969).