Bessie Smith

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Bessie Smith
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Bessie Smith (born April 14, 1894, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA – died September 26, 1937, in a car accident near 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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Albums

GL 506 Bessie Smith - The Bessie Smith Story - Volume 4 artwork dell'album Bessie Smith The Bessie Smith Story - Volume 4 (Comp, Single) Columbia GL 506 US 1951 Vendi questa versione
TBB 25202 Bessie Smith - The Blues Biography artwork dell'album Bessie Smith The Blues Biography(CD, Album) United Audio Entertainment TBB 25202 Netherlands 2010 Vendi questa versione
J-1016, J-1017 Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues Pt. 1 / St. Louis Blues Pt. 2 artwork dell'album Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues Pt. 1 / St. Louis Blues Pt. 2(Shellac, 10", Album) Circle, Circle J-1016, J-1017 US Unknown Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

A3936 Bessie Smith - Midnight Blues / Bleeding Hearted Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Midnight Blues / Bleeding Hearted Blues Columbia A3936 US 1923 Vendi questa versione
A4001 Bessie Smith - Jail-House Blues / Graveyard Dream Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Jail-House Blues / Graveyard Dream Blues Columbia A4001 US 1923 Vendi questa versione
A3844 Bessie Smith - Down Hearted Blues / Gulf Coast Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Down Hearted Blues / Gulf Coast Blues Columbia A3844 US 1923 Vendi questa versione
A3888 Bessie Smith - Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues / Oh Daddy Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Baby Won't You Please Come Home Blues / Oh Daddy Blues Columbia A3888 US 1923 Vendi questa versione
13007D Bessie Smith - Far Away Blues / I'm Going Back To My Used To Be artwork dell'album Bessie Smith And Clara Smith Bessie Smith And Clara Smith - Far Away Blues / I'm Going Back To My Used To Be(Shellac, 10") Columbia 13007D US 1923 Vendi questa versione
A3939 Bessie Smith - Lady-Luck Blues / Yodling Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Lady-Luck Blues / Yodling Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3939 US 1923 Vendi questa versione
13000D Bessie Smith - Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time / My Sweetie Went Away artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time / My Sweetie Went Away(Shellac, 10") Columbia 13000D US 1923 Vendi questa versione
A3900 Bessie Smith - Mama's Got The Blues / Outside Of That artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Mama's Got The Blues / Outside Of That(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3900 US 1923 Vendi questa versione
14000-D Bessie Smith - Chicago Bound Blues / Mistreatin' Daddy artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Chicago Bound Blues / Mistreatin' Daddy(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14000-D US 1923 Vendi questa versione
A3942 Bessie Smith - If You Don't I Know Who Will / Nobody In Town Can Bake A Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
13005D Bessie Smith - St. Louis Gal / Sam Jones' Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith St. Louis Gal / Sam Jones' Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 13005D US 1923 Vendi questa versione
A3898 Bessie Smith - 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do / Keeps On A-Rainin' artwork dell'album Bessie Smith 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do / Keeps On A-Rainin'(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3898 US 1923 Vendi questa versione
14051-D Bessie Smith - Dying Gambler's Blues / Sing Sing Prison Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Dying Gambler's Blues / Sing Sing Prison Blues Columbia 14051-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14042-D Bessie Smith - The Bye Bye Blues / Weeping Willow Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith The Bye Bye Blues / Weeping Willow Blues Columbia 14042-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14037-D Bessie Smith - Salt Water Blues / Rainy Weather Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Salt Water Blues / Rainy Weather Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14037-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14023-D Bessie Smith - Frankie Blues / Hateful Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Frankie Blues / Hateful Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14023-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14020-D Bessie Smith - Sorrowful Blues / Rocking Chair Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Sorrowful Blues / Rocking Chair Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14020-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14010-D Bessie Smith - Haunted House Blues / Eavesdropper's Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Haunted House Blues / Eavesdropper's Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14010-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14018-D Bessie Smith - Boweavil Blues / Moonshine Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Boweavil Blues / Moonshine Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14018-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14025-D Bessie Smith - Pinchbacks- Take 'Em Away / Ticket Agent Ease Your Window Down artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Pinchbacks- Take 'Em Away / Ticket Agent Ease Your Window Down(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14025-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14031-D Bessie Smith - Lou'siana Low-Down Blues / Mountain Top Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Lou'siana Low-Down Blues / Mountain Top Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14031-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione
14032-D Bessie Smith - Work House Blues / House Rent Blues artwork dell'album Bessie Smith Work House Blues / House Rent Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14032-D US 1924 Vendi questa versione