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A Song That Changed Music Forever

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In Sunday’s New York Times, David Hajdu wrote that 100 years ago, Mamie Smith recorded a seminal blues hit, Crazy Blues, that gave voice to outrage at violence against Black Americans. “It established the blues as a popular art and prepared the way for a century of Black expression in the fiery core of American music.”

A Song That Changed Music Forever

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Very interesting article and well worth a read.

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Thanks, Brad. Hadju’s article is a good read. However, he does not touch upon the topic of who is the pianist on that session (whether Bradford or Willie the Lion Smith). After 100 years, it is still uncertain.

 

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Read this in The NY Times a few days ago. A very good article.

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