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1432Re: Martha Copeland

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  • adriana74ar
    Sep 17, 2005
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      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Smith" <robert.smith@m...>
      wrote:
      "According to the information that I have Mamie Smith was born in
      1890, making her 22 years younger than census-Martha. The oldest blues
      singer I can find was Ma Rainey, born 1886... (big snip)...."

      Another "older" classic blues singer is Sara Martin (1884). But
      according to the liner notes of DOCD-5395 by Pen Bogert, she decided
      to follow a career after seeing Ada Brown in 1916. A great singer,
      anyway.

      Juan Urbano Lopez
      Buenos Aires, Argentina
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