Bessie Smith



Bessie Smith

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1912 to 1937
Born
April 15, 1894 in Tennessee
Died
September 26, 1937
Location
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Biography
Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 - September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith 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, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on other jazz vocalists. Life: The 1900 census indicates that Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July 1892. However, the 1910 census recorded her birthday as April 15, 1894, a date that appears on all subsequent documents and was observed by the entire Smith family.
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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Best of Bessie Smith

The Best of Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith May 8, 2015

20 Tracks

The Empress of the Blue - Original Recordings

The Empress of the Blue - Original Recordings

Bessie Smith August 15, 2014

30 Tracks

The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1

The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1

Bessie Smith January 1, 2014

38 Tracks

The Empress

The Empress

Bessie Smith December 2, 2013

31 Tracks

Empress of the Blues

Empress of the Blues

Bessie Smith December 2, 2013

16 Tracks

Jazz 'n' Blues

Jazz 'n' Blues

Bessie Smith October 22, 2012

21 Tracks

Rough Guide To Bessie Smith

Rough Guide To Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith August 7, 2012

33 Tracks

Young Woman's Blues

Young Woman's Blues

Bessie Smith February 20, 2012

19 Tracks

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