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Mamie Smith, played by co-star A'lisa Miles, is a supporting character in "Home". She is a vaudeville singer who performs at a bar in the Northside neighbourhood of Atlantic City. The character is based on the historical figure of the same name. The bar is owned by Chalky White and her audience includes Nucky Thompson, Margaret Schroeder, Harry Prince and Annabelle

On August 10 1920, in New York City, Smith recorded a set of songs all written by the African American songwriter, Perry Bradford, including "Crazy Blues" and "It's Right Here For You (If You Don't Get It, 'Tain't No Fault of Mine)", on Okeh Records. It was the first recording of vocal blues by an African American artist, and the record became a best seller, selling a million copies in less than a year. To the surprise of record companies, large numbers of the record were purchased by African Americans, and there was a sharp increase in the popularity of race records.

AppearancesEdit

Season one appearances
Boardwalk Empire The Ivory Tower Broadway Limited Anastasia
Nights in Ballygran Family Limitation Home Hold Me in Paradise
Belle Femme The Emerald City Paris Green A Return to Normalcy

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