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Despite threats of violence & boycotts, Mamie Smith broke the racially-charged "color barrier" when she first recorded for Okeh Records with a white band in February, 1920. Smith's music was so wildly successful, she opened the door for more black musicians, and single-handedly ushered in the era of the classic women blues singers.