Gladys Bentley

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Gladys Bentley
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Born : August 12, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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.
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Singles & EPs

8612 How Long-How Long Blues / Moanful Wailin' Blues — Gladys Bentley Gladys Bentley How Long-How Long Blues / Moanful Wailin' Blues(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8612 US 1928 Sell This Version
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8610 Ground Hog Blues / Worried Blues — Gladys Bentley Gladys Bentley Ground Hog Blues / Worried Blues(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8610 US 1928 Sell This Version
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8643 Wild Geese Blues / How Much Can I Stand? — Gladys Bentley Gladys Bentley Wild Geese Blues / How Much Can I Stand?(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8643 US 1929 Sell This Version
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8707 Big Gorilla Man / Red Beans And Rice — Gladys Bentley Gladys Bentley Big Gorilla Man / Red Beans And Rice(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8707 US 1929 Sell This Version
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Compilations

RTR 24010 Bertha «Chippie» & Gladys Bentley — Gladys Bentley Bertha "Chippie" Hill & Gladys Bentley Bertha "Chippie" Hill & Gladys Bentley - Bertha «Chippie» & Gladys Bentley(LP, Comp, Mono) Raretone (2) RTR 24010 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
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DOCD-5349 Volume 2 (May 1925 To June 1926) / Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1928/1929 — Gladys Bentley 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
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CC 52 The Complete Blues Sessions — Gladys Bentley Gladys Bentley & Mary Dixon Gladys Bentley & Mary Dixon - The Complete Blues Sessions(LP, Comp) Collector's Classics CC 52 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version