Bessie Smith

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Bessie Smith (born April 15, 1894, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA – died September 26, 1937, 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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Bessie Smith Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Bessie Smith - Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues / Oh Daddy Blues album art Bessie Smith Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues / Oh Daddy Blues Columbia US 1923 Sell This Version
Bessie Smith - Down Hearted Blues / Gulf Coast Blues album art Bessie Smith Down Hearted Blues / Gulf Coast Blues Columbia US 1923 Sell This Version
13007D Bessie Smith - Far Away Blues / I'm Going Back To My Used To Be album art 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
A3936 Bessie Smith - Midnight Blues / Bleeding Hearted Blues album art Bessie Smith Midnight Blues / Bleeding Hearted Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3936 US 1923 Sell This Version
13005 Bessie Smith - Sam Jones Blues/ St. Louis Gal album art Bessie Smith Sam Jones Blues/ St. Louis Gal(Shellac, 10", Mono) Columbia Phonograph Company 13005 US 1923 Sell This Version
A3939 Bessie Smith - Lady-Luck Blues / Yodling Blues album art Bessie Smith Lady-Luck Blues / Yodling Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3939 US 1923 Sell This Version
A4001 Bessie Smith - Jail-House Blues / Graveyard Dream Blues album art Bessie Smith Jail-House Blues / Graveyard Dream Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A4001 US 1923 Sell This Version
13000D Bessie Smith - Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time / My Sweetie Went Away album art Bessie Smith Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time / My Sweetie Went Away(Shellac, 10") Columbia 13000D US 1923 Sell This Version
A3900 Bessie Smith - Mama's Got The Blues / Outside Of That album art Bessie Smith Mama's Got The Blues / Outside Of That(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3900 US 1923 Sell This Version
14000-D Bessie Smith - Chicago Bound Blues / Mistreatin' Daddy album art Bessie Smith Chicago Bound Blues / Mistreatin' Daddy(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14000-D US 1923 Sell This Version
A3942 Bessie Smith - If You Don't I Know Who Will / Nobody In Town Can Bake A Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine album art 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
13005D Bessie Smith - St. Louis Gal / Sam Jones' Blues album art Bessie Smith St. Louis Gal / Sam Jones' Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 13005D US 1923 Sell This Version
A3898 Bessie Smith - 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do / Keeps On A-Rainin' album art Bessie Smith 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do / Keeps On A-Rainin'(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3898 US 1923 Sell This Version
Bessie Smith - Dying Gambler's Blues / Sing Sing Prison Blues album art Bessie Smith Dying Gambler's Blues / Sing Sing Prison Blues Columbia US 1924 Sell This Version
Bessie Smith - The Bye Bye Blues / Weeping Willow Blues album art Bessie Smith The Bye Bye Blues / Weeping Willow Blues Columbia US 1924 Sell This Version
14037-D Bessie Smith - Salt Water Blues / Rainy Weather Blues album art Bessie Smith Salt Water Blues / Rainy Weather Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14037-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14023-D Bessie Smith - Frankie Blues / Hateful Blues album art Bessie Smith Frankie Blues / Hateful Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14023-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14020-D Bessie Smith - Sorrowful Blues / Rocking Chair Blues album art Bessie Smith Sorrowful Blues / Rocking Chair Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14020-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14010-D Bessie Smith - Haunted House Blues / Eavesdropper's Blues album art Bessie Smith Haunted House Blues / Eavesdropper's Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14010-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14018-D Bessie Smith - Boweavil Blues / Moonshine Blues album art Bessie Smith Boweavil Blues / Moonshine Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14018-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14025-D Bessie Smith - Pinchbacks- Take 'Em Away / Ticket Agent Ease Your Window Down album art Bessie Smith Pinchbacks- Take 'Em Away / Ticket Agent Ease Your Window Down(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14025-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14031-D Bessie Smith - Lou'siana Low-Down Blues / Mountain Top Blues album art Bessie Smith Lou'siana Low-Down Blues / Mountain Top Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14031-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14032-D Bessie Smith - Work House Blues / House Rent Blues album art Bessie Smith Work House Blues / House Rent Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14032-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14005-D Bessie Smith - Frosty Mornin' Blues / Easy Come Easy Go Blues album art Bessie Smith Frosty Mornin' Blues / Easy Come Easy Go Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14005-D US 1924 Sell This Version
Bessie Smith - The St. Louis Blues / Cold In Hand Blues album art Bessie Smith The St. Louis Blues / Cold In Hand Blues Columbia US 1925 Sell This Version