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BESSIE SMITH
VAUDEVILLE
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BLUES SINGER
MA RAINEY
ETHEL WATERS
COLUMBIA
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BIG MAYBELLE
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TENNESSEE
LOUIS ARMSTRONG
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Definitions

  1. Bessie Smith is a model of women blues artists appearring in the early 1920's.
  2. Bessie Smith was a very famous early blues singer.
  3. Bessie Smith was born April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.[ii] It was an era of extremely limited choices for anyone poor, black, and female. (Web site)
  4. Bessie Smith: the world's greatest blues singer. (Web site)
  5. Bessie Smith is a famous Blues singer who was born in Chattanooga.

Bessie Smith

  1. While performing with the Moses Stokes troupe in 1912, the Raineys were introduced to the show's newly recruited dancer, Bessie Smith. (Web site)
  2. Albertson's account of Bessie Smith's Lesbianism is evidently based on Ruby Walker's recollections. (Web site)
  3. Born in poverty in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bessie Smith became the greatest of blues singers. (Web site)
  4. Among the top female blues vocalists of her era, Wallace ranked with Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith. (Web site)
  5. Bessie Smith left town with her brother and soon began working closely with Gertrude "Ma" Rainey who was touring with the minstrel troupe. (Web site)

Vaudeville

  1. Though more a vaudeville performer than a blues artist, Bessie Smith was known as the "Empress of the Blues".
  2. The pioneer blues singer (who married vaudeville performer William "Pa" Rainey) exerted a strong influence on Bessie Smith. (Web site)

Smiths

  1. Bessie Smith would become the highest-paid black artist of the 1920s.
  2. Big Maybelle is most comparable to LaVern Baker, but she also has similarities to Bessie Smith.
  3. Bessie Smith's funeral was held in Philadelphia on October 4, 1937. (Web site)
  4. In the material which accompanies the Bessie Smith albums.
  5. Though more a vaudeville performer than a blues artist, Bessie Smith was known as the "Empress of the Blues".

Women

  1. She did much to develop and popularize the form and was an important influence on younger blues women, such as Bessie Smith, and their careers.
  2. In 1980, Minnie and Bessie Smith were the only two women elected to the inaugural group of performers in the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame.

Blues Singer

  1. The new CD continues Maria's salute to women blues singers such as Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith and Lucille Bogan. (Web site)
  2. Along with Bessie Smith, Gertrude Ma Rainey is regarded as the best of the 1920s Classic blues singers.
  3. Eventually, blues singers such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Sippie Wallace, to name a few, became big commodities. (Web site)

Ma Rainey

  1. Edith Wilson never really was a blues singer in the sense of Bessie Smith or Ma Rainey.
  2. Memphis Minnie ranks with Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Big Mama Thornton as one of the blues' most influential and historically significant female artists.
  3. Like contemporaries Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Victoria Spivey, Sippie Wallace sang gutbucket blues in a jazz-band setting.
  4. Like her more popular contemporaries (Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey), Bogan dabbles with lesbian themes. (Web site)
  5. Victoria Spivey rose to fame in the 1920s and 1930s with other first-generation blues stars like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Sippie Wallace.

Ethel Waters

  1. Companies searched for talented blues artists, and singers such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, and Ethel Waters, became popular blues artists. (Web site)
  2. In 1912, she took the young Bessie Smith into the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, trained her, and worked with her until Smith left in 1915.
  3. Due to such mythology, blues Queens like Bessie Smith, and surely, Sippie Wallace, have been ignored.
  4. Recordings by Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ethel Waters, and others helped bring urban blues to a larger audience.
  5. He also accompanied blues singers such as Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters. (Web site)

Columbia

  1. On Columbia The following Columbia LP reissues represent the entire published output of Bessie Smith. (Web site)
  2. Bessie Smith subsequently recorded it for Columbia Records and it has remained in the catalogues now for over eighty years.
  3. Although she was dropped by Columbia in 1931 and made her final recordings on a four-song session in 1933, Bessie Smith kept on working.
  4. Columbia recorded Bessie Smith from 1923 to 1931, and bought out its competitor Okeh in 1926. (Web site)
  5. This was the beginning of an exclusive relationship for the decade, between Bessie Smith and Columbia records. (Web site)

Louis

  1. The book is mostly devoted to the work of Gertrude Rainey and Bessie Smith, but there are important sections devoted to Billie Holiday as well.
  2. In 1929, Bessie Smith made her only film appearance, starring in a one-reeler based on W. C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues". (Web site)
  3. He also produced and participated in early recordings by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith and many others. (Web site)
  4. But he permitted competitors to snatch up other performers like Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Fannie Brice and Al Jolson.

Female Blues

  1. Ms Thornton is the connection to past female blues greats, such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie.
  2. Up til that time, only female blues artists were on the market (Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Clara Smith).
  3. The best of these early female blues singers was Bessie Smith, but others included Victoria Spivey and Lucille Bogan.
  4. Bessie Smith CD Discography tough-mama prototype for nearly every female blues singer to come, hard-living, big -voiced Bessie Smith Complete Recordings Vol.

Classic Blues

  1. Along with Bessie Smith, Gertrude Ma Rainey is regarded as the best of the 1920s Classic blues singers.
  2. The couple published some 400 songs, most famous of which is "Gimme A Pigfoot", one of classic blues singer Bessie Smith 's grandest hits.
  3. American singer and songwriter who performed in the tradition of classic blues singers such as Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie.

Works

  1. The book is mostly devoted to the work of Gertrude Rainey and Bessie Smith, but there are important sections devoted to Billie Holiday as well. (Web site)
  2. References in Other Works The rock and roll group The Band, popular during the 1960s and the 1970s, wrote a song about Bessie Smith named after her. (Web site)
  3. If you like early blues music and artists like Bessie Smith, Lil Armstrong and Ida Cox, then you will love this compilation.
  4. Angela Strehli joins Maria on an old Bessie Smith number to round out the project. (Web site)
  5. Poignant folk-blues songwriting and vocals evocative of Lotte Lenya, Edith Piaf, and Bessie Smith.

Blues Singers

  1. Records by leading blues singers like Bessie Smith and later, in the thirties, Billie Holiday, sold in the millions.
  2. Stolle said the hotel reserves the honor as an African-American hospital where legendary singer Bessie Smith died and as a residence for many blues singers.
  3. She herself was influenced by the famous blues singers of the 1920s and 1930s like Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, and Ma Rainey. (Web site)

Da

  1. Bessie Smith ficou na hist--ria da m--sica devido ao seu incr--vel senso r--tmico e habilidade de improvisar em cima das estruturas do Blues.
  2. Die "Legende", dass Bessie Smith verblutete, da sie als Schwarze keinen Zugang zu einem Wei--en-Krankenhaus bekam, gilt als umstritten.

Janis

  1. Janis Joplin a --t-- influenc--e par les chansons et le style de Bessie Smith.
  2. When it was revealed that Bessie Smith's grave was unmarked, Janis immediately offered to but one. (Web site)
  3. Joplin's premature death is the subject of Dory Previn's song "A Stone for Bessie Smith", which appears on Previn's 1971 album Mythical Kings and Iguanas.
  4. Mahalia Jackson y Janis Joplin reconocen haberse inspirado en la figura de Bessie Smith en algunas de sus canciones. (Web site)

Big Maybelle

  1. Big Maybelle was a lady blues singer in the worthy line of Bessie Smith. (Web site)
  2. Big Maybelle is most comparable to LaVern Baker, but she also has similarities to Bessie Smith.
  3. For music in a similar vein, check out LaVern Baker's great "LaVern Sings Bessie Smith" album.
  4. Back mostly by the amazing Fletcher Henderson on piano she has recorded some of the best blues songs second to only Sara Martin and Bessie Smith. (Web site)

Ble

  1. I f--lge de f--dselene som ble registrert i Chattanooga ble Bessie Smith f--dt 7.
  2. Bessie Smith var innblandet i en bilulykke i 1937 og ble veldig hardt skadet, blant annet med en avrevet, bl--dende arm. (Web site)

Tennessee

  1. The most popular of these women was Tennessee -born Bessie Smith.
  2. Bessie Smith, one of seven children, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  3. For the 1900 census, Bessie Smith's mother, Laura Smith, reported that Bessie was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in July, 1892. (Web site)

Louis Armstrong

  1. He also produced and participated in early recordings by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith and many others. (Web site)
  2. But he permitted competitors to snatch up other performers like Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Fannie Brice and Al Jolson.
  3. Sung by Bessie Smith in band settings with some of the best musicians of the period, featuring Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Green and Joe Smith.

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  1. Culture > Arts > Music > Blues
  2. Arts > Music > Blues > Blues Singers
  3. Society > Culture > Arts > Music
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