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.
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network.
Washington, May 2 ( ANI ): Queen Latifah will be starring in the upcoming Bessie Smith biopic for HBO, it has been revealed.
Bessie Smith, who is known to her friends and family as Betty, was joined by 60 guests for a slice of birthday cake to mark her special day.
What happened to the "Lily of Paris?" 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.
Katie Melua Secret Symphony PRODUCER Mike Batt is back as Melua takes on Ron Sexsmith's Gold In Them Hills, Fran Healy's Moonshine and Bessie Smith's Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out.
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 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.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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.
She'd always been a fan of the blues but Bessie Smith grated
Madeleine Peyroux: Somethin'' Grand (BBC4, 10.30pm) The career of the French-American singer, whose musical style has been likened to those of Bessie Smith and Edith Piaf.