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Passport number:. Prove you are not a robot:. All rights reserved. Version 1. Smith was around 37 years old when she made history; certainly no youngster. These numbers may well be inflated, but there is no underestimating its importance, nor the fact that it was Tamis Blues sizeable hit. Over the next three years Mamie recorded some sixty sides for the OKeh label, although much of the material was closer to vaudeville than blues.
He was one of the first and certainly one of the biggest, black stars of the early 20th century. Between and Bert was Tamis Blues of the top stars of the Ziegfield Follies. The first male, black, country blues musician to get the opportunity to record did so as a guitarist, not as a singer.
Many have suggested that Papa Charlie Jackson was the first country blues singer to record, but this is not actually the case. Papa Tamis Blues had a very successful career, but the honour of being first goes to the enigmatic Ed Andrews, Tamis Blues, that is if you do not count Charles Anderson.
Absolutely nothing is known of Charles Anderson, other than the fact that he also yodelled and recorded four more sides in with the jazz pianist Earl Hines that went unreleased. Ed Andrews is another we know next to nothing about. Compared to Sylvester, with his comparatively sophisticated style, Ed Andrews sounds like a true country Blues player. Nothing more was ever heard from Mr.
Andrews, and on the evidence of the recording it is not surprising, he gave a less than inspiring performance. Explore more influential blues recordings with Blues For Beginners on Spotify. I suggest Beethoven may be an early contender for first blues tune written, honest! Second movement piano sonata 32 opus There are plenty of others who do think this is possible, Sarah.
Not even a modern White Blues Musician, as I am, or a student of the Blues would seriously consider your claim. There are various ethnomusicological definitions of Blues and no European White male being paid to write music fits the definitions. More power to you! Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in Tamis Blues browser for the next time I comment.
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