1397Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Martha Copeland
- Sep 15, 2005on 15/9/05 12:15, Robert Smith at robert.smith@... wrote:
> According to the information that I have Mamie Smith was born in 1890Mamie was born Mamie Robinson in Cincinnati on 26 May 1883. This information
goes back to Sheldon Harris' Blues Who's Who at least, though think I have
seen any definite confirmation of it.
She is believed to have been touring as a dancer with The Four Dancing
Mitchells from about 1893, but this doesn't necessarily support an earlier
birth date since this may have been as a 'pic'.
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