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BESSIE SMITH


BESSIE SMITH
 
Bessie Smith, February 3rd, 1936. Photo by Carl Van Vechten.


SUMMARY
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
Known For: Down Heared Blues (Hit Song)
 
Instruments: Voice
Music Styles: Blues
 
Location: United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.redhotjazz.com/bessie.html
 
Date Born: 14th April 1894
Location Born: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America
 
Date Died: 26th September 1937
Location Died: MS, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Car accident
Memorial: Smith's funeral was held in Philadelphia on October 4, 1937. The burial took place at Mount Lawn Cemetery, in nearby Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.
 
Summary: Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time. Named "The Empress Of The Blues"
 
Photo Comments: The above image is in the public domain. Belonging to the Carl Van Vechten estate .
 
 
 
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