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Clara Smith

voc, 1894-1935 US, Spartanburg County
Singer / Musician of Blues and Jazz
A.k.a. Violet Green

Clara Smith (c. 1894 – February 2, 1935) was an African America classic female blues singer. She was billed as the "Queen of the Moaners", even though she had a lighter and sweeter voice than many of her contemporaries. She was not related to vocalists Bessie Smith or Mamie Smith.

        
Genres
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
It's Tight Like That on I Ain't a Gamblin' Woman, I Got Such-A Rowdy Ways by Various Artists
Where Is My Man? on Clara Smith Vol. 5 by Clara Smith
Deep Blue Sea Blues on Clara Smith Vol. 2 by Clara Smith
Sobbin' Sister Blues on Clara Smith Vol. 5 by Clara Smith
Black Cat Moan on Clara Smith Vol. 5 by Clara Smith
It's Tight Like That on Clara Smith Vol. 5 by Clara Smith
Done Sold My Soul To The Devil on Clara Smith Vol. 2 by Clara Smith
For Sale (Hannah Johnsons Big Jack Ass) on Those Dirty Blues, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Ain't Got Nobody To Grind My Coffee on Clara Smith Vol. 5 by Clara Smith
Woman To Woman on Clara Smith Vol. 6 by Clara Smith

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The EssentialClara Smith2002Compil.
The Essential Clara Smith 1924-1929Clara Smith2001Compil.
Vol. 6 (1928-1930)Clara Smith1989Compil.
Vol. 4 (1925-1926)Clara Smith1989Compil.
Vol. 5 (1926-1928) Complete Recorded Works In Chronological OrderClara Smith1989Compil.
Vol. 3 (1924-1925) Complete Recorded Works In Chronological OrderClara Smith1989Compil.
Vol. 1 (1923 - 1924)Clara Smith1989Compil.
Vol. 7 (1930-1932) Complete Recorded Works In Chronological OrderClara Smith1989Compil.
Vol. 2 (1924)Clara Smith1989Compil.
Shipwrecked Blues / My John BluesLouis Armstrong, Clara Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Charlie Green1974Album
Louis Armstrong With Maggie Jones, Nolan Welsh, Clara Smith, Sippie Wallace (Vol. 1)Louis Armstrong With Maggie Jones, Nolan Welsh, Clara Smith, Sippie Wallace1973Compil.
Volume Three (Late 1924 Recordings In Chronological Order)Clara Smith1969Compil.
Volume Two (1923-1924 Recordings In Chronological Order)Clara Smith1968Compil.
Volume One (1923 Recordings In Chronological Order)Clara Smith1967Compil.
Blues By Clara Smith 1926- 1928Clara Smith1961Single
Oh! Mister Mitchell / Where Is My ManClara Smith1930Album
Gin Mill Blues / Got My Mind On That ThingClara Smith1929Album
It's Tight Like That / Daddy Don't Put That Thing On Me BluesClara Smith1929Album
Wanna Go Home / Ain't Got Nobody To Grind My CoffeeClara Smith1928Album
Cheatin' Daddy / You Don't Know Who's Shakin' Your TreeClara Smith / Clara Smith And Her Jazz Babies1927Album
Troublesome Blues / You Can't Get It NowClara Smith1927Album
That's Why The Undertakers Are Busy Today / Black Woman's BluesClara Smith1927Album
Get On Board / Livin' HumbleClara Smith1927Album
Ease It / Percolatin' BluesClara Smith1927Album
Ain't Nothin' Cookin' What You're Smellin' / Separation BluesClara Smith1926Album
Broken Busted BluesClara Smith With Louis Armstrong1925Single
Nobody's Blues But Mine / My Man BluesBessie Smith And Her Band / Bessie Smith And Clara Smith1925Album
He's Mine, All Mine / Steel Drivin' SamClara Smith1925Album
Court House Blues / The L & N BluesClara Smith1925Album
Nobody Knows The Way I Feel Dis Mornin' / If You Only KnowedClara Smith1925Album
I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down / You Don't Know My MindClara Smith And Her Jazz Trio / Clara Smith1924Album
Good Looking Papa Blues / Don't Advertise Your ManClara Smith1924Album
West Indies Blues / The Clearing House BluesClara Smith1924Album
Mean Papa, Turn In Your Key / Back Woods BluesClara Smith1924Album
Kansas City Man Blues / Uncle Sam BluesClara Smith1924Album
Frosty Mornin' BluesBessie Smith & Clara Smith1924Single
Freight Train Blues / Done Sold My Soul To The Devil (And My Heart's Done Turned To Stone)Clara Smith And Her Jazz Trio / Clara Smith1924Album
San Francisco Blues / Chain Gang BluesClara Smith / George Williams1924Album
Far Away Blues / I'm Going Back To My Used To BeBessie Smith And Clara Smith1923Album
I Never Miss The Sunshine (I'm So Used To The Rain) / Awful Moanin' BluesClara Smith, Fletcher Henderson1923Album
Irresistible Blues / I Want My Sweet Daddy NowClara Smith1923Album
Kind Lovin' Blues / Down South BluesClara Smith1923Album
I Got Everything A Woman Needs / Every Woman's BluesClara Smith1923Album
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 (1923-24)Clara SmithCompil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 6 (1930-1932)Clara SmithCompil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 5 (1927-1929)Clara SmithCompil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 2 (1924)Clara SmithCompil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 3 (1925)Clara SmithCompil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 4 (1926-1927)Clara SmithCompil.
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