Laura Smith (Blues Singer)

Laura Smith (Blues Singer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Laura Smith (unknown - February 1932) was an American classic female blues and country blues singer. She is best known for her recordings of "Gonna Put You Right In Jail" and her version of "Don't You Leave Me Here." She led Laura Smith and her Wild Cats, and worked with Clarence Williams and Perry Bradford. Details of her life outside of the music industry are scanty. Smith was probably born in Indianapolis, Indiana, although her date of birth is unknown. What is certain is that in the early part of the 1920s, Smith toured the T.O.B.A. circuit. Her recording career started in 1924 with Okeh, and she finished it just three years later by recording some tracks for Victor. Music journalist, Scott Yanow, noted that her earliest recordings were her strongest, "by the time she recorded "Don't You Leave Me Here" in 1927, much of the power was gone." Her recordings included two songs, "The Mississippi Blues" and "Lonesome Refugee," which were both written about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134977004
  • 9786134977005