Bessie Smith

 

 

Jazz historian Will Friedwald has rightly noted that Bessie Smith is “the one classic blues artist to outlive the genre, the one artist whose work justifies the entire style.”  A major hitmaker in her time – and, in fact, probably the best-paid and most celebrated African-American entertainer of her era – Smith has managed to retain her resonance long after her untimely death in 1937. Some of her staying power may have had something to do with her public image as a big, two-fisted, moonshine-drinking, free-loving blues mama, and, if her biographer... Read More

City Of Origin:
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Genre:
Blues, Classic Blues, Jazz, Jazz Vocal
Birthdate:
04/15/1894
Death date:
09/26/1937
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Tracks

Down Hearted Blues

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 39
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Gulf Coast Blues

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 39
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Oh Daddy Blues

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 39
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Baby Won't You Please Come Home

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 39
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Aggravatin Papa

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 39
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Beale Street Mama

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 39
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Keeps On a-Rainin'

ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 39
+ $0.98
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