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    Harlem Renaissance Music & History with Singer Mamie Smith!

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    A precious glance at Harlem and African American culture in the nineteen forties, Murder on Lenox Avenue is a walk through nightclubs and political strife, home life and murder. Also featured is an extraordinary performance by Mamie Smith, one of the first women to ever record blues music, as she sings in a hot swing club. Intricately woven, the biting characters of Murder on Lenox Avenue are mostly out to get each other: from stealing jobs to stealing daughters. Historically significant, abrasive, and politically charged, Murder on Lenox Avenue is an electric foray into Harlem in the early twentieth century.