Bessie Smith 
Last updated: 29.01.21
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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book15.gif  book15.gif   Bessie Chris Albertson flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  book15.gif   Queen of the Blues Jennifer Warner flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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Jazz Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Chris Barber The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Chris Barber The Very Best of Chris Barber flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Monty Sunshine Remembering Monty Sunshine CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Sue Keller Wild Women Don't Have The Blues CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
This list is arranged by composer and contains 3 songs sung by Bessie Smith who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
sm15.gif Alexander's Ragtime Band - Song (1911) Irving Berlin(w&m) B. Smith (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sinful Blues (1924) Perry Bradford B. Smith (sung by)
sm15.gif Devil's Gonna Git You (1928) Porter Grainger B. Smith (sung by)
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.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Any Woman's Blues 1923  youtube15.jpg
Down Hearted Blues 1923  youtube15.jpg
Jailhouse Blues 1923
Yellow Dog Blues, The 1925
Black Water Blues 1927  youtube15.jpg
Bleeding Hearted Blues 1927  youtube15.jpg
Trombone Cholly 1927
Poor Man's Blues 1928  youtube15.jpg
Blue Spirit Blues 1929
Wasted Life Blues 1929 James P. Johnson (co-author)  youtube15.jpg
New Orleans Hop Scop Blues 1930  youtube15.jpg
Baby Doll ?
It Makes My Love Come Down ? Don Raye (words)
Young Woman's Blues ?
     Title Dur 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
youtube15.jpg Alexander's Ragtime Band (Bessie Smith) 3:00 Bessie Smith
youtube15.jpg Devil's Gonna Git You (1928) 3:11 Bessie Smith