Bessie Smith

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United States blues singer (1894-1937)


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The legendary Bessie Smith left a treasure trove of recordings in her wake, works that have inspired and influenced generations that followed.
I had no idea who Bessie Smith was,'' the singer-actress told the Television Critics Association on Thursday.
Sweet on women, long on cash, alto trombone, scratch of silk voice singing the blues with Bessie Smith, Ethel Water's, Ma' Rainey and them.
Despite the sober subject matter, Bazan infuses his novel with hope that rides along on music by the likes of Bessie Smith and Charlie Parker.
You may need to listen to some Bessie Smith afterwards to make things feel OK (I'm getting right into Bessie Smith at the minute.
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.
Besides those in the title, they include Horatio Alger, Lillian Russell, Ernest Hemingway, Bessie Smith, Woody Guthrie, Edward R.
She'd always been a fan of the blues but Bessie Smith grated
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.
In 1916, Charles Gilpin will establish the Lafayette Players and set the stage for Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Earl Hines, Stepin Fetchit and others.
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.
Bessie Smith, who never sang in white theatres and would not have changed her style if she had, is--like the blues--the least corrupted and corruptible part of jazz, and, therefore, the purest carrier of the jazz protest.
King Mahalia Jackson Michael Jackson Robert Johnson Scott Joplin Bob Marley Carmen McRae Charlie (Bird) Parker Prince Ma Rainey Little Richard Paul Robeson Smokey Robinson Bessie Smith Charles Tindley Sister Rosetta Thorpe Ike and Tina Turner Sarah Vaughan Muddy Waters Howlin' Wolf Jackie Wilson Stevie Wonder
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.