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Laura Smith

The life span of blues singer Laura Smith isn’t a well-documented one. Blessed in Indianapolis, Smith toured the T.O.B.A. vaudeville circuit in the first ’20s. She started a brief documenting profession in 1924 with Okeh, and completed with Victor 3 years afterwards. Smith, section of blues unrelated-Smith young ladies (Bessie, Mamie, Clara and Trixie), documented “NOT Leave Me Right here” in 1927, ten years before Jelly Move Morton managed to get well-known. Bandleader and pianist Clarence Williams, cornetist Tom Morris, trombonist Pal Christian, and clarinetist Ernest Elliott all caused Smith. She passed away of high blood circulation pressure in LA in 1932.

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