CLARA SMITH

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One of the legendary unrelated Smith singers of the 1920s, Clara Smith was never on Bessie's level or as significant as Mamie but she had something of her own to offer. She began working on the theatre circuit and in vaudeville around 1910, learning her craft during the next 13 years while traveling throughout the South. In 1923 Clara Smith came to New York and she recorded steadily for Columbia through 1932, cutting 122 songs often with the backing of top musicians (especially after 1925) including Louis Armstrong, Charlie Green, Joe Smith, Freddy Jenkins and James P. Johnson (in 1929). Plus she recorded two vocal duets with Bessie Smith and four with Lonnie Johnson. She was billed as the "Queen of the Moaners" although Smith actually had a lighter and sweeter voice than her contemporaries and main competitors. She performed throughout the country (even appearing on the West Coast during read more...
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CLARA SMITH Volume One 1923 Recordings In Chronological Order album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume One 1923 Recordings In Chronological Order
Blues 1967
CLARA SMITH Volume Two 1923-1924 Recordings In Chronological Order album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume Two 1923-1924 Recordings In Chronological Order
Blues 1968
CLARA SMITH Volume Three Late 1924 Recordings In Chronological Order album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume Three Late 1924 Recordings In Chronological Order
Blues 1969
CLARA SMITH Vol. 1 (1923 - 1924) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vol. 1 (1923 - 1924)
Blues 1989
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Clara Smith Vol. 2 (1924)
Blues 1989
CLARA SMITH Clara Smith Vol. 3 (1924-1925) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Clara Smith Vol. 3 (1924-1925)
Blues 1989
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Vol. 4 (1925-1926)
Blues 1989
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Clara Smith Vol 5
Blues 1989
CLARA SMITH Clara Smith Vol 6. (1928-1930) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Clara Smith Vol 6. (1928-1930)
Blues 1989

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Get On Board / Livin' Humble
Blues 1926

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