Bessie Smith

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

Albums

IOR CD 78011-2 King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Sidney Bechet, Fletcher Henderson King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Sidney Bechet, Fletcher Henderson - Jazz The Essential Collection Vol. 1(5xCD) In+Out Records IOR CD 78011-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
5003 Bessie Smith Volume Two(10") Jolly Roger (2) 5003 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bessie Smith Oh Daddy Blues / Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues Columbia US 1923 Sell This Version
Bessie Smith Down Hearted Blues / Gulf Coast Blues Columbia US 1923 Sell This Version
A3936 Bessie Smith Midnight Blues / Bleeding Hearted Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3936 US 1923 Sell This Version
A3939 Bessie Smith Lady-Luck Blues / Yodling Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3939 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
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
14025-D Bessie Smith Pinchbacks- Take 'Em Away / Ticket Agent Ease Your Window Down(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14025-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
Bessie Smith The St. Louis Blues / Cold In Hand Blues Columbia US 1925 Sell This Version
14060-D Bessie Smith Woman's Trouble Blues / Love Me Daddy Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14060-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
14075 Bessie Smith The Yellow Dog Blues / Soft Pedal Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14075 US 1925 Sell This Version
Bessie Smith What's The Matter Now? / I Want Ev'ry Bit Of It Columbia US 1926 Sell This Version
Bessie Smith Lonesome Desert Blues / Golden Rule Blues Columbia US 1926 Sell This Version