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Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on other jazz vocalists.

The 1900 census indicates that Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July 1892. However, the 1910 census recorded her birthday as… read more

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    Love it
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    What a voice!
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    ну и голос. илитка, и чего вы это не слушаете? оставили рупор такой певицы на поругание каким-то попсовикам-любителям невнятных нигр?
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    fuck yeah bessie smith
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    Love "Gimme a Pigfoot". And I'm a pescetarian.
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    "Empress Of The Blues" ... Ma Rainey - "Mother Of The Blues" ... Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton. It goes on & on. They sure named 'em right. RIP Ladies.
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