Next to nothing is known about the life of Blues singer Martha Copeland.

Martha Copeland and her Smokey City Trio
Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Bank Failure Blues 1-6-1928 New York, New York Columbia
14281-D
Black Snake Blues
(Victoria Spivey / Lonnie Johnson)
9-14-1926 New York, New York Columbia
14161-D
Daddy You Done Put That Thing On Me
Piano Accompaniment by Eddie Heywood

(Eddie Heywood)
9-18-1923 New York, New York Okeh
8091-A
Desert Blues
(James P. Johnson / Perry Bradford)
6-9-1928 New York, New York Columbia
14352-D
Dyin' Crap Shooter's Blues
(Porter Grainger)
5-5-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14227-D
Fortune Teller Blues
(Porter Grainger)
12-21-1926 New York, New York Columbia
14189-D
Good Time Mama Blues
(Johnson)
10-13-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14262-D
Hard Headed Mama 9-14-1926 New York, New York Victor
20548
Hobo Bill
(Martha Copeland)
9-8-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14248-D
I Ain't Your Hen Mister Fly Rooster
(Andy Razaf)
8-28-1928 New York, New York Columbia
14377-D
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields)
5-26-1928 New York, New York Columbia
14327-D
I Don't Care Who Ain't Got Nobody 9-14-1926 New York, New York Victor
20769-A
Mama's Well Has Done Gone Dry
(Andy Razaf)
8-28-1928 New York, New York Columbia
14377-D
Mine's Just As Good As Yours
(Gray)
2-16-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14196-D
Mister Brake-Man
(Let Me Ride Your Train)

(Porter Grainger)
5-5-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14227-D
My Daddy Don't Do Nothin' Bad
(Andy Razaf)
5-26-1928 New York, New York Columbia
14327-D
Nobody Rocks Me Like My Baby Do
(Easton)
9-8-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14248-D
On Decoration Day
(Westfield / Davis)
9-8-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14189-D
Papa If You Can't Do Better
(Stanley Miller / Fred Longshaw)
9-14-1926 New York, New York Columbia
14161-D

142609-2
Papa If You Can't Do Better
(Stanley Miller / Fred Longshaw)
9-14-1926 New York, New York Columbia
14161-D

142609-3
Police Blues
(Tom Delaney)
7-22-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14237-D
Second Hand Daddy
(Cliff Jackson)
1-6-1928 New York, New York Columbia
14281-D
Shooting Star Blues
(Porter Grainger)
10-13-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14262-D
Skeleton Key Blues
(Erby)
7-22-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14237-D
Somethin' Goin' On Wrong
(Tom Delaney / James P. Johnson)
6-8-1928 New York, New York Columbia
14352-D
Sorrow Valley Blues
(Irene Scruggs)
3-19-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14208-D
Soul And Body (He Belongs To Me)
(Cliff Jackson)
3-19-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14208-D
Stole My Man Blues
(Martha Copeland)
9-14-1926 New York, New York Victor
20769-B
The Black Snake Moan
(Blind Lemon Jefferson)
2-16-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14196-D
The Down So Long Blues
(Eddie Heywood)
9-15-1923 New York, New York Okeh
8112
The Pawn Shop Blues
(Eddie Heywood)
9-15-1923 New York, New York Okeh
8112
The Penetrating Blues
Piano Accompaniment by Eddie Heywood

(Eddie Heywood)
9-18-1923 New York, New York Okeh
8091-B
When The Wind Make Connection With Your Dry Goods 9-14-1926 New York, New York Victor
20548
Artist Instrument
Rube Bloom Piano
Buddy Christian Banjo
Sidney Easton Vocals
Ernest Elliot Clarinet
Bob Fuller Clarinet
Porter Grainger Piano
Eddie Heywood Piano
Louis Hooper Piano
Bert Howell Violin
Cliff Jackson Piano
J.C. Johnson Piano
James P. Johnson Piano, Speech
Ralph Jones Violin
Andrew Mead Alto Saxophone
Louis Metcalf Piano
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Irving Peskin Cornet
Phil Worde Piano