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
P 07.824R Bessie Smith Jazz Pour Tous(LP) Philips P 07.824R France Unknown Sell This Version
JCS-33766 Bessie Smith Empress of the blues Volume Four(7", MiniAlbum, Mono) Swaggie Jazz Collector Series JCS-33766 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
S1255 Bessie Smith Empress Of The Blues Volume 1(LP, Mono) Swaggie Records S1255 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A3888 Bessie Smith Oh Daddy Blues / Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues Columbia A3888 US 1923 Sell This Version
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
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
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
14129-D Bessie Smith What's The Matter Now? / I Want Ev'ry Bit Of It Columbia 14129-D US 1926 Sell This Version
14123-D Bessie Smith Lonesome Desert Blues / Golden Rule Blues Columbia 14123-D US 1926 Sell This Version