Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.

Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists.

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Bessie Smith - Popular Culture
... Salinger and the 1959 play The Death of Bessie Smith by Edward Albee both deal with Smith's death ... Jack Peñate's song 'Learning Lines' off his first album refers to 'Bessie Smith, sings the blues' in its chorus ...
St. Louis Blues (1929 Film)
... Louis Blues (1929) is a two-reel short film starring Bessie Smith ... The early sound film features Smith in an African-American speakeasy of the prohibition era singing the W ... Directed by Dudley Murphy, it is the only known film of Bessie Smith, and the soundtrack is her only recording not controlled by Columbia Records ...
J. Russel Robinson - Compositions
... with Fletcher Henderson's Dance Orchestra and also by Bessie Smith and Pearl Bailey ... Aggravatin' Papa", recorded in 1923 by Bessie Smith and Alberta Hunter with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, Florence Mills, Pearl Bailey, and Sophie Tucker, "Palesteena", the classic "Margie", "Mary ... Louis Gal", which was recorded by Bessie Smith ...
Original Dixieland Jass Band - Later History of The Band
... (From New Orleans)", "Beale Street Mama", recorded by Bessie Smith and Cab Calloway, and "Palesteena (Lena from Palesteena)" ... Louis Gal", which was recorded by Bessie Smith ... Hunter in 1923 with Fletcher Henderson's Dance Orchestra and also by Bessie Smith, Sophie Tucker, Florence Mills, Lucille Hegamin, and Pearl Bailey ...
Clara Smith - Career
... Smith was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina ... including Louis Armstrong, Charlie Green, Joe Smith, Freddy Jenkins, Fletcher Henderson and James P ... Plus she recorded two vocal duets with Bessie Smith, and four with Lonnie Johnson ...

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