6366Re: Martha Copeland
- Sep 22 11:01 AM--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Prof_Hi_Jinx" <prof_hi_jinx@...>
> Sure enough, the 1930 Census has a Martha Copeland, black, widow,residing
> in Pittsburgh (no stated occupation), born in Ohio, as was hermother.
> But that Martha is aged 62, suggesting a birth date around 1868,
> way too early for a vaudeville blues singer.suggested an
> Admittedly, she was billed by Columbia as "Everybody's Mammy",
> older woman - but that old?There is a file that was uploaded at the blues prewar list that might
be of interest to this discussion. The file that seems to be not
earlier than 1927, anyway awaring what is considered to be Martha's
1927 recordings, and it talks about Copeland helping the needy and
especially children, hence perhaps the "Everybody's Mammy" as she was
billed by columbia.
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