Clara Smith Columbia Records 1923

In 1923 Columbia Records was still using its regular A 3000 series records to record both white and black performers alike. It is for that reason we find this advertisement for blues singer Clara Smith showing her recording of “Down South Blues” on number A-3961. The record itself was produced in July, 1923, and it would not be until October , 1923 when the first race 13000-D record would be made by Bessie Smith. This advertisement appeared in the October 26, 1923 edition of The Afro-American, Baltimore, Maryland.


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