Inside Bessie Smith – Empress Of The Blues

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Known as the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith’s honest style and bellowing voice didn’t just bring the blues to the masses – it put her among America’s musical Greats and set the stage for Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to follow. Her work lays bare her (and her people’s) grit, hopes and pains with […]
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