Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith

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Bessie Smith
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The great singer known as the "Empress of the Blues". Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time, Bessie Smith was also a successful vaudeville entertainer who became the highest paid African-American performer of the roaring twenties. Died tragically in a car accident.

Born 15/04/1895 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Gone 26/09/1937 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (Early Influence).
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Bessie Smith Discography

Albums

C-142 Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Empress Of The Blues Vol. II (Album, Comp) Columbia C-142 US 1947 Sell This Version
50.1896 Bessie Smith The Original Jazz & Blues History Vol 16(LP) Doblon 50.1896 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
S1255 Bessie Smith empress of the blues volume 1(LP, Mono) Swaggie Records S1255 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A3844 Bessie Smith Down Hearted Blues Columbia A3844 US 1923 Sell This Version
A3936 Bessie Smith Midnight Blues / Bleeding Hearted Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3936 US 1923 Sell This Version
A4001 Bessie Smith Jail-House Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A4001 US 1923 Sell This Version
13000D 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(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3900 US 1923 Sell This Version
14000-D 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(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3942 US 1923 Sell This Version
A3898 Bessie Smith Keep's On A Rainin' / 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3898 US 1923 Sell This Version
3888 Bessie Smith Oh Daddy Blues / Baby Won't You Please Come Home(Shellac, 10", Mono) Columbia 3888 US 1923 Sell This Version
14042-D Bessie Smith The Bye Bye Blues / Weeping Willow Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14042-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14020-D 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(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14010-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14051-D Bessie Smith Dying Gambler's Blues / Sing Sing Prison Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14051-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14032-D Bessie Smith Work House Blues / House Rent Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14032-D US 1924 Sell This Version
14064-D Bessie Smith The St. Louis Blues / Cold In Hand Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14064-D US 1925 Sell This Version
14109-D Bessie Smith Florida Bound Blues / New Gulf Coast Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14109-D US 1925 Sell This Version
14056-D Bessie Smith Reckless Blues / Sobbin' Hearted Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14056-D US 1925 Sell This Version
14123-D Bessie Smith Lonesome Desert Blues / Golden Rule Blues Columbia 14123-D US 1926 Sell This Version
14129-D Bessie Smith What's The Matter Now? / I Want Ev'ry Bit Of It Columbia 14129-D US 1926 Sell This Version
14133-D Bessie Smith Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town / Squeeze Me(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14133-D US 1926 Sell This Version
14147-D Bessie Smith Baby Doll / Them "Has Been Blues"(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14147-D US 1926 Sell This Version
14250-D Bessie Smith Mean Old Bed Bug Blues / A Good Man Is Hard To Find(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14250-D US 1927 Sell This Version