Bessie Smith

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Bessie Smith
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Bessie Smith (born April 14, 1894, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA – died September 26, 1937, in a car accident near Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA) was an American blues singer.

Nicknamed the "Empress of the Blues", she was considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time. She was also a successful vaudeville entertainer who became the highest paid African-American performer of the roaring twenties. Bessie died from injuries sustained in a car crash. Her arm which was probably hanging out the car window was almost severed at the elbow. Her grave was unmarked for 33 years until Janis Joplin paid for her headstone in 1970. Half-sister of Diamond Teeth Mary.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (Early Influence).
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Albums

S.H. 2068 Black Jazz And Blues : The First Sound Films — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway - Black Jazz And Blues : The First Sound Films(CD, Album) Sandy Hook Records S.H. 2068 US 1983 Sell This Version
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S-6 St. Louis Blues  — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues (2xShellac, 10", Album) Circle S-6 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

A3936 Bleeding Hearted Blues / Midnight Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Bleeding Hearted Blues / Midnight Blues Columbia A3936 US 1923 Sell This Version
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A4001 Jail-House Blues / Graveyard Dream Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Jail-House Blues / Graveyard Dream Blues Columbia A4001 US 1923 Sell This Version
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A3844 Down Hearted Blues / Gulf Coast Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Down Hearted Blues / Gulf Coast Blues Columbia A3844 US 1923 Sell This Version
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A3898 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do / Keeps On A-Rainin' — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do / Keeps On A-Rainin' Columbia A3898 US 1923 Sell This Version
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A3900 Mama's Got The Blues / Outside Of That — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Mama's Got The Blues / Outside Of That Columbia A3900 US 1923 Sell This Version
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A3939 Yodling Blues / Lady-Luck Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Yodling Blues / Lady-Luck Blues Columbia A3939 USA & Canada 1923 Sell This Version
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A3888 Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues / Oh Daddy Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues / Oh Daddy Blues Columbia A3888 US 1923 Sell This Version
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13007D Far Away Blues / I'm Going Back To My Used To Be — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith And Clara Smith Bessie Smith And Clara Smith - Far Away Blues / I'm Going Back To My Used To Be(Shellac, 10") Columbia 13007D US 1923 Sell This Version
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13000D Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time / My Sweetie Went Away — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time / My Sweetie Went Away(Shellac, 10") Columbia 13000D US 1923 Sell This Version
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14000-D Chicago Bound Blues / Mistreatin' Daddy — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Chicago Bound Blues / Mistreatin' Daddy(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14000-D US 1923 Sell This Version
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A3942 If You Don't I Know Who Will / Nobody In Town Can Bake A Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith If You Don't I Know Who Will / Nobody In Town Can Bake A Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3942 US 1923 Sell This Version
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13005D St. Louis Gal / Sam Jones' Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith St. Louis Gal / Sam Jones' Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 13005D US 1923 Sell This Version
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14010-D Haunted House Blues / Eavesdropper's Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Haunted House Blues / Eavesdropper's Blues Columbia 14010-D Canada 1924 Sell This Version
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14051-D Dying Gambler's Blues / Sing Sing Prison Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Dying Gambler's Blues / Sing Sing Prison Blues Columbia 14051-D US 1924 Sell This Version
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14042-D The Bye Bye Blues / Weeping Willow Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith The Bye Bye Blues / Weeping Willow Blues Columbia 14042-D US 1924 Sell This Version
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14037-D Salt Water Blues / Rainy Weather Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Salt Water Blues / Rainy Weather Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14037-D USA & Canada 1924 Sell This Version
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14023-D Frankie Blues / Hateful Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Frankie Blues / Hateful Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14023-D USA & Canada 1924 Sell This Version
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14020-D Sorrowful Blues / Rocking Chair Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Sorrowful Blues / Rocking Chair Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14020-D US 1924 Sell This Version
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14018-D Boweavil Blues / Moonshine Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Boweavil Blues / Moonshine Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14018-D US 1924 Sell This Version
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14025-D Pinchbacks- Take 'Em Away / Ticket Agent Ease Your Window Down — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Pinchbacks- Take 'Em Away / Ticket Agent Ease Your Window Down(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14025-D USA & Canada 1924 Sell This Version
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14031-D Lou'siana Low-Down Blues / Mountain Top Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Lou'siana Low-Down Blues / Mountain Top Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14031-D USA & Canada 1924 Sell This Version
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14032-D Work House Blues / House Rent Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Work House Blues / House Rent Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14032-D US 1924 Sell This Version
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14005-D Frosty Mornin' Blues / Easy Come Easy Go Blues — Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Frosty Mornin' Blues / Easy Come Easy Go Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14005-D US 1924 Sell This Version