Bessie Smith 
Last updated: 17.10.18
p_smithbes.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.
Personal remarks:
In my vinyl collection I have an EP Jazzland (Philips, BBE. 12082) on which she sings I ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle with Louis Armstrong.

 


 
Websites:
url15.gif Bessie Smith Biography by wikipedia.org.  
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Books:
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Jazz Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Chris Barber on "The Very Best of Chris Barber" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Monty Sunshine on "Remembering Monty Sunshine" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 14 works by Bessie Smith. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Any Woman's Blues 1923
Down Hearted Blues 1923
Jailhouse Blues 1923
The Yellow Dog Blues 1925
Black Water Blues 1927
Bleeding Hearted Blues 1927
Trombone Cholly 1927
Poor Man's Blues 1928
Blue Spirit Blues 1929
Wasted Life Blues 1929 James P. Johnson
New Orleans Hop Scop Blues 1930
Baby Doll ?
It Makes My Love Come Down ? Don Raye
Young Woman's Blues ?
     Title Performer Score/Song
       
youtube15.jpg Any Woman's Blues (3:24) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg Black Water Blues (3:19) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg Bleeding Hearted Blues (3:07) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg Blue Spirit Blues (2:57) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg Down Hearted Blues (3:26) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg Jailhouse Blues (3:17) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg New Orleans Hop Scop Blues (3:02) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg Poor Man's Blues (3:28) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg Trombone Cholly (3:22) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg  Wasted Life Blues (3:09) Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg The Yellow Dog Blues (3:06) Bessie Smith