Bessie Smith - 1895-1937 album
Assisting Artists: Louis Armstrong; Fred Longshaw; Fletcher Henderson; Joe Smith; Buster Bailey; Charlie Green; Kaiser Marschall; Charlie Dixon; Coleman.
The Essential Bessie Smith.
Bessie Smith – 1895-1937. Label: CBS Special Products – LSP 14100. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation.
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Bessie Smith (1895-1937). Empress of the Blues. At the time of Bessie Smithís birth in Chattanooga, Tennesee, blacks were so little thought of that no record was made; only the date she gave on her marriage license leads us to give the year as 1894. At the time of her death her funeral was among the largest ever held in Philadelphia. The major breakthrough for Bessie, and for the recording industry, came in 1923. Mamie Smith in 1920 had recorded "Crazy Blues" in 1920, which sold so well (against all expectations) that Columbia set up a separate division for "race" records. Frank Walker, in charge of the division, had been so impressed years earlier by Bessieís singing, that he sent the pianist Clarence Williams to bring her to New York. As she arrived, Columbia was on the verge of bankruptcy.
Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – Sept. 26, 1937) was one of the most popular and best-selling performers and recording artists of the 1920s. She was a highly accomplished blues singer of the "Classic Blues" tradition, a woman who began singing on the streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of 10, and rose to become the highest paid black entertainer in America. She had a powerful voice, which she enhanced with a precise control of pitch and a unique expressive ability.
How Did Bessie Smith Die? On September 26, 1937, Smith was en route to a show in Memphis, Tennessee with her companion of many years, Richard Morgan, when he sideswiped a truck and lost control of their car. Smith was thrown from the vehicle and badly injured. She died of her wounds in a Clarkdale, Mississippi hospital. Patti Smith is a highly influential figure in the New York City punk rock scene, starting with her 1975 album 'Horses. Her biggest hit is the single "Because the Night.
Bessie Smith's Geni Profile. Contact profile manager. Records for Bessie Smith. Bessie Smith (Ritchie). Birthdate: January 17, 1895 (78). Birthplace: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
The original tough-mama prototype for nearly every female blues singer to come, hard-living, big-voiced Bessie Smith was also the first blues singer with a mega-hit recording career, achieved in part via collaborations with some of the most notable musicians of her era. In her prime in the 1920s and 1930s, she was the highest-paid black entertainer in the .
Since her death Bessie Smith has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, winning posthumous awards for her 1923 single Downhearted Blues, 1925 single St. Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong, and a 1928 single Empty Bed Blues. Smith has also been honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, and the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame. Source of the author's information: Chris Albertson, Bessie (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003); Angela Y. Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism (New York: Random House, 1998); Nanette de Jong, Smith, Bessie (15 Apr. 1894-26 Sept. 1937), American National Biography Online (New York: Oxford University Press, February 2000).
|A1||What's The Matter Now?|
|A2||I Want Ev'ry Bit Of It|
|A3||Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town|
|A4||The Gin House Blues|
|A7||Hard Driving Papa|
|A8||Lost Your Head Blues|
|B1||Hard Time Blues|
|B2||Honey Man Blues|
|B2||One And Two Blues|
|B3||Young Woman's Blues|
|B4||Preachin' The Blues|
|B5||Back Water Blues|
|B6||Afer You've Gone|
|B7||Alexander's Ragtime Band|
NotesThis seems to be record 10 from this 10 LP compilation: Bessie Smith - Bessie Smith
The writing on the front cover and the capital letters "A" and "B" on the back of the sleeve seem to hand painted.