Crazy With The Blues

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  1. But since Bradford wrote “Crazy Blues” as a theater piece for a stage singer, he embeds the blues choruses among non-blues verses. So during the course of the historic three-minute side, the first chorus is 16 measures long, the second is a 12 measure blues, the third another 16 measure structure, the fourth and fifth are also blues, and the.
  2. Mamie Smith’s recording of “Crazy Blues” was the first successful recording of a song by a blues singer. “Crazy Blues” is an important contribution to black music, but it presents some ethical problems. Mamie Smith’s success with “Crazy Blues” came as a surprise to record labels, but they soon realized that making records of blues songs was profitable.
  3. Crazy Blues Import China Moses Format: Audio CD. out of 5 stars 14 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Audio CD, Import, November 6, "Please retry" $ $ $ /5(14).
  4. The release of "Crazy Blues" marked the first time a black singer appeared on a Blues record. It was a huge success, selling over a million copies and proving that there was a market for black singers. Artists who followed include Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Ma Rainey. >>.
  5. [C#m E B A C D# F# Em Am F#m Bm] Chords for Mamie Smith - Crazy Blues with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin.
  6. Called, ‘Crazy Blues’ it is the first blues record. Taking her place in history. Smith was not specifically a blues singer, but more a vaudeville and cabaret singer; then again at this time.
  7. Dec 16,  · many neleive mamie's huge hit crazy blues, was the 1st blues ever recorde, although taht is not true, because marion harris waxed some blues in the teens, this artist still deserves credit for putting blues on the map and starting a national blues craze.
  8. Perry Bradford (February 14, , Montgomery, Alabama – April 20, , New York City) was an American composer, songwriter, and vaudeville performer. His most notable songs included "Crazy Blues," "That Thing Called Love," and "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down." Biography. Bradford grew up in Atlanta, where his family moved when he was six, and in started working in minstrel shows.
  9. "Crazy Blues" is a song written by Perry Bradford. Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds recorded it on August 10, , which was released that year by Okeh Records. The stride pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith appeared in photographs associated with the recording session, although Bradford claimed to have played piano on the recording (albeit buried.

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