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Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 12 episodes and was first played on 16 June 2015.

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.

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…

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At The Christmas Ball
Bessie Smith, Joe Smith, Fletcher Henderson's Hot Six
Columbia1956
At The Christmas Ball
Bessie Smith, Joe Smith, Fletcher Henderson's Hot SixColumbia1956
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Devil's Gonna Get You
Bessie Smith
Columbia1971
Devil's Gonna Get You
Bessie SmithColumbia1971
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I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Bessie Smith
World Music Network, Music Rough Guides2011
I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Bessie SmithWorld Music Network, Music Rough Guides2011
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Back-Water Blues
Bessie Smith
Columbia1927
Back-Water Blues
Bessie SmithColumbia1927
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St. Louis Blues
Bessie Smith
Parlophone1946
St. Louis Blues
Bessie SmithParlophone1946
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Blue Spirit Blues
Bessie Smith, James P. Johnson, Charlie Green
Philips0
Blue Spirit Blues
Bessie Smith, James P. Johnson, Charlie GreenPhilips0
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Gulf Coast Blues
Bessie Smith
Columbia1923
Gulf Coast Blues
Bessie SmithColumbia1923
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Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Bessie Smith
Columbia1970
Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Bessie SmithColumbia1970
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Me And My Gin
Bessie Smith
Columbia1951
Me And My Gin
Bessie SmithColumbia1951
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Don't Cry Baby
Bessie Smith
CBS1970
Don't Cry Baby
Bessie SmithCBS1970
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