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6368Re: Martha Copeland

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  • Tommer
    Sep 23, 2008
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      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Tommer" <tommersl@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Prof_Hi_Jinx" <prof_hi_jinx@>
      > wrote:
      > > Sure enough, the 1930 Census has a Martha Copeland, black, widow,
      > residing
      > > in Pittsburgh (no stated occupation), born in Ohio, as was her
      > mother.
      > >
      > > But that Martha is aged 62, suggesting a birth date around 1868,
      > which seems
      > > way too early for a vaudeville blues singer.
      > >
      > > Admittedly, she was billed by Columbia as "Everybody's Mammy",
      > suggested an
      > > older woman - but that old?
      > >
      > > Bob
      > >
      >
      > 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.
      > Tommer
      >

      The file about Martha Copeland can be accessed here:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RedHotJazz/files/copeland.JPG
      Tommer
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