Bessie Smith

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United States blues singer (1894-1937)


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Concert: "Careless Love: Ethel Waters, Annette Hanshaw & Bessie Smith at Columbia"
I had no idea who Bessie Smith was,'' the singer-actress told the Television Critics Association on Thursday.
Handy, and Bessie Smith is established in several compelling ways.
The singer and songwriter Sarah Gillespie might have settled into a genre unrelated to jazz were it not for her interest in a gritty kind of beat poetry, a penchant for the music of Bessie Smith and Cole Porter in addition to that of Bob Dylan, and a chance meeting with saxophonist Gilad Atzmon while playing support to The Blockheads at Ronnie Scott's.
The women also pay homage to their foremothers, Nancy Wilson and Bessie Smith, with covers "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" and "Good Ole Wagon" respectively, that honor the originals without sacrificing their own style.
Bessie Smith (Empress of the blues, 1894-1937) The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing Jack Dempsey (Boxer, world heavyweight champ, 1895-1983) A Gentle Man and a Gentleman Frank Sinatra (Crooner and Chairman of the Board, 1915-1998) The best is yet to come Mathies G.
Besides those in the title, they include Horatio Alger, Lillian Russell, Ernest Hemingway, Bessie Smith, Woody Guthrie, Edward R.
30pm) The career of the French-American singer, whose musical style has been likened to those of Bessie Smith and Edith Piaf.
All genres are covered, from gospel to rock, punk to pop--and the biographies of such as Bessie Smith, Diana Ross, Madonna, Alicia Keys and more makes for an outstanding, lively survey highly recommended for any library strong in either women's history or music history.
He poured in the Mississippi River, put in the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs, let in a little Mozart, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky, then added some more, which was Bessie Smith, Lil Harden, his grandmother Josephine, Joe "King" Oliver, and the Karnofskys.
Pierce was about ten years old, Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, and Bessie Smith passed through her hometown and performed at the Belmont Theater, and the Pierce girls would go down to listen to them.
The quasi-religious adoration of singers is evident in the volume because it is generously star-dusted with names as chronologically diverse as Bessie Smith and Jill Scott.
Working at times with the all-female Diva Jazz Orchestra as well as a small group anchored by bassist Christian McBride and pianist Ted Rosenthal, Calloway has everything from Bessie Smith to Barbra Streisand covered.
Originally built as the Alhambra Theater in 1905, it began as a vaudeville venue, eventually showing movies and opening an upstairs ballroom hosting legendary performers such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday.
We picked wild blackberries, cooked turtle soup and shad roe, and listened to Bessie Smith.