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- Genres (Blues)
- African Americans
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Carlyn Copeland, “Smith, John T. [Funny Papa],” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 26, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/smith-john-t-funny-papa.
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