Died : January 18, 1960 in Los Angeles, California.
Gladys Bentley was an openly gay blues singer and pianist who performed at clubs in Harlem in the 1920s and early 30s, including the Clam House and the Ubangi Club. Dressed in her signature top hat and tuxedo, she would perform blues standards with her own raunchy lyrics.
Singles & EPs
|8612||Gladys Bentley||How Long-How Long Blues / Moanful Wailin' Blues (Shellac, 10")||Okeh||8612||US||1928||Sell This Version|
|RTR 24010||Bertha "Chippie" Hill & Gladys Bentley||Bertha "Chippie" Hill & Gladys Bentley - Bertha <Chippie> Hill & Gladys Bentley (LP, Comp, Mono)||Raretone (2)||RTR 24010||Netherlands||1972||Sell This Version|
|DOCD-5349||Maggie Jones, Gladys Bentley||Maggie Jones, Gladys Bentley - Volume 2 (May 1925 To June 1926) / Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1928/1929 (CD, Comp)||Document Records (2)||DOCD-5349||Austria||1995||Sell This Version|
|CC 52||Gladys Bentley & Mary Dixon||Gladys Bentley & Mary Dixon - The Complete Blues Sessions (LP, Comp)||Collector's Classics||CC 52||Denmark||Unknown||Sell This Version|