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Mary StaffordEnigmatic blueswoman Mary Stafford was born in the Midwest in 1895. As a young lady, she left Missouri for the eastern seaboard, dividing her time between Baltimore and the Jersey Shore. Her career is marked by illustrious collaborations with Eubie Blake, Bessie Smith, The Charlie Johnson Orchestra, and her drummer-brother George. Stafford was reportedly the first African-American woman to make wax for Columbia Records, inking as Mary Stafford and Her Jazz Band. In the Roaring '20s, she became a New York nightlife singing staple. By the early '30s, Stafford hit her stride in musicals Dear Old Southland and The Rocking Chair Revue, later making Atlantic City her home, and passing away in 1938. Revisit Mary Stafford with "Crazy Blues," from Female Blues Singers Vol. 13 R/S (1921-1931). Buy: iTunes.com Genre: Blues Artist: Mary Stafford Song: Crazy Blues Album: Female Blues Singers Vol. 13 R/S (1921-1931) Tommy GuerreroSan Franciscan skateboarde...
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