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Bessie Smith
Genres:
Blues, Jazz
Meta styles:
Country Blues, Early Acoustic Blues, New Orleans/Classic Jazz
Styles:
Classic Female Blues, Early Jazz, Vaudeville Blues

Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in July 1894. However, the 1910 census recorded her birthday as April 15, 1894. Orphaned at eight years old, Smith started singing in the streets to help make money to support herself and four siblings. By her teenage years she was touring around the country. She recorded her first records when she was 29. She recorded at least 80 records during her lifetime, working with such notable musicians as Louis Armstrong, Joe Smith, Charlie Green.

Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues

Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues

Year:
2003
Tracks:
15
Bitrate:
320 kbps
I'm Wild About That Thing: Blues Collection

I'm Wild About That Thing: Blues Collection

3
Year:
2000
Tracks:
18
Bitrate:
160 kbps
The Essential Bessie Smith CD2

The Essential Bessie Smith CD2

2
Year:
1997
Tracks:
18
Bitrate:
320 kbps
The Essential Bessie Smith CD1

The Essential Bessie Smith CD1

1
Year:
1997
Tracks:
18
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Classic Blues

Classic Blues

1
Year:
1927
Tracks:
16
Bitrate:
160 kbps
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