Classic Female Blues
|Classic Female Blues or more accurately "Vaudeville blues", was a field dominated by women singers that enjoyed its heyday in the 1920s. Although officially introduced by with her hit recording of in 1920, vaudeville entertainers such as "coon shouter" and comedienne anticipated some aspects of the style on record prior to World War I. A few of these artists, including , the unrecorded , and the unopposed mistress of the genre, , made the transition to ‘legitimate’ venues. After 1930, with the advent of popular singers in a non-"Classic Blues" vein, the genre went into a slow decline, although its impact on jazz was still felt in 1942 when adopted 's race market hit .|
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