8 thoughts on “ Bessie Smith

  1. Known as the ‘Empress of Blues’, Bessie Smith was one of the strongest blues vocalists in s and s. Bessie lost both her parents at a tender age and was taken care of by her elder sister. To fend for the family, Bessie and her brother started performing on the street.
  2. Mar 04,  · Bessie Smith is said to have died, after an automobile crash, at a local hospital in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Could she have been saved? Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, TN in She would go on to be arguably one of the greatest voices in the blues, and was even known as The Empress of the Blues.
  3. No one can sing like Bessie Smith, but Queen Latifah does have a great voice and comes pretty close to Smith's. Besides Latifah, Mo'Nique as Ma Rainey is the other standout performance in the film. As Bessie Smith's mentor, Ma Rainey is every bit as fiery as Bessie, demanding respect as an artist and as a woman and breaking gender and sexual norms.
  4. Bessie Smith is regarded as “The Empress of Blues,” and considered one of the most influential vocalists of the s. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her recording contract in
  5. The legend of Bessie Smith, who was born on 15 April , and died, aged just 43, on 26 September , has created an extra layer to what was a fascinating and monumental career. I’ve travelled.
  6. As Entertainment Advisor of the Bessie Smith Estate, Lindsay Guion of Guion Partner Inc realizes the powerful and transforming impact that musically gifted individuals have on sustaining and revolutionizing industry and wishes to give back to community by awarding deserving students with financial aid through our Bessie Smith Scholarship Program.
  7. Bessie Smith was born on April 15, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Elizabeth Smith. She was married to Jack Gee. She died on September 26, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. See full bio»Author: Bessie Smith.
  8. Legendary blues singer Bessie Smith is buried near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 4, Some 7, mourners attended her funeral. Smith had been killed a few days before when the old.

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