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Smith, Bessie

also:

 Smith, Elizabeth  

blues singer


born: 15 Apr 1894 Chattanooga, Tennessee / state, USA Source: 1  

born: 15 Apr 1895 Source: 2,3  
born: 15 Apr 1898 Source: 4  
born: ------- 1897 Source: 5  
born: circa 1897 Source: 6  

died: 26 Sep 1937 Clarksdale, Mississippi / state, USA Source: 1  

The Music Sack has 337 items with information about Bessie Smith
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 1996

Mancuso, Chuck
Popular music and the underground
Foundations of jazz, blues, country, and rock, 1900-1950
Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996, 626 p.

Number of People : 288


 1996

Blues news Openings
Living Blues N126:7 Mar-Apr 1996
       port
       Note: Bessie Smith Hall and Chattanooga, Tenn. African American Museum

Number of People : 1


 1996

Record reviews The Chronological Bessie Smith 1925-27.
Jazz Journal International 49:42-3 Mar 1996

Number of People : 1


 1996

Mahabir, C.
Wit and popular music : the calypso and the blues
Popular Music 15:55-81 N1 1996
       bibliog discog notes

Number of People : 1


 1995

Record reviews Do Your Duty : the Essential Recordings of Bessie Smith
Living Blues N120:138-9 Mar-Apr 1995
       port

Number of People : 1


 1995

Walker-Hill, Helen S.
Music by black women composers
A bibliography of available scores
By Helen Walker-Hill
Chicago: Center for Black Music Research Columbia College, 1995, 110 p.
      (Series: CBMR Monographs; 5)

Number of People : 135


 1995

Record reviews The Chronological Bessie Smith 1923-24.
Jazz Journal International 48:39 May 1995

Number of People : 1


 1995

Record reviews St. Louis Women, 1927-41.
Living Blues N120:137-8 Mar-Apr 1995

Number of People : 1


 1995

Record reviews The Chronological Bessie Smith 1924-25.
Jazz Journal International 48:42-3 Oct 1995

Number of People : 1


 1994

Reviews Complete Recordings Vol 4.
Folk Roots N134-135:73 Aug-Sep 1994

Number of People : 1


 1994

Blues-Les incontournables
Turin: Citanes Jazz Productions, 1994, 237 p.

Number of People : 99


 1994

Record reviews The Complete Recordings, Volume Four.
Living Blues N113:65 Jan-Feb 1994

Number of People : 1


 1994

Schallplattenbesprechungen The Complete Recordings Vol. 4.
Jazz Podium 43:70 Jan 1994

Number of People : 1


 1994

McDonnell, E.
Theater Diva drama
Village Voice: 39:98 Nov 15 1994
       Note: Bessie Speaks at New Federal Theatre

Number of People : 1


 1994

Reviews Do Your Duty.
Folk Roots N137:53 Nov 1994

Number of People : 1


 1994

Billard, Francois
Les chanteuses de jazz
Lieu Commun, 1994, 289 p.

Number of People : 134


 1994

Reitz, Rosetta
Noteworthy women : Miss Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues
Hot Wire 10:12-13+ N2 1994
       biog port

Number of People : 1


 1994

Sonnier, Austin M.
A guide to the blues : history, who's who, research sources
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994, 287 p.

Number of People : 346


 1994

Davis, D.
Celebrating Bessie's 100th birthday
Mississippi Rag: 21:16-17 Aug 1994
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1994

Record reviews The Chronological : Vol. 1, 1923.
Jazz Journal International 47:45-6 Dec 1994

Number of People : 1


 1994

Monceaux, Morgan
Marsalis, Wynton
Jazz : my music, my people
By Morgan Monceaux
Foreword by Wynton Marsalis
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994, 64 p.

Number of People : 38


 1993

Grattan, Virginia L.
American women songwriters
A biographical dictionary
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993, 279 p.

Number of People : 184


 1993

Marmande, F.
La vie du jazz
Jazz Magazine (France) N431:23 Nov 1993
       port

Number of People : 1


 1993

Record reviews The Complete Recordings, Vols. 1-3.
American Music 11:388-90 N3 1993

Number of People : 1


 1993

St. Pierre, Roger
The best of the blues : the essential CD guide
San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1993, 144 p.

Number of People : 109


 1993

Whitehead, K.
The awkward age (I) (The Blues 1923 to 1933)
Down Beat 60:42 Apr 1993

Number of People : 1


 1993

Record reviews Empress of the Blues.
Jazz Journal International 46:33 Jun 1993

Number of People : 1


 1993

Albright, A.
Classic blues under gigantic tents
Living Blues N109:46-9 May-Jun 1993
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1993

Record reviews The Complete Recordings : Vol. 3.
Jazz Journal International 46:38 Dec 1993

Number of People : 1


 1993

Record reviews The Complete Recordings, Volume Three.
Living Blues N107:78-9 Jan-Feb 1993

Number of People : 1


 1993

Record reviews Sings the Jazz.
Jazz Journal International 46:38-9 Dec 1993

Number of People : 1


 1993

Reviews Complete Recordings Vol 3.
Folk Roots N122:53 Aug 1993

Number of People : 1


 1992

Dorough, Prince
Popular-music culture in America
New York: Ardsley House Publishers Inc., c1992, 352 p.

Number of People : 96


 1992

Reissues The Complete Recordings : Vol. 2 (CD)
Cadence 18:27 Jan 1992

Number of People : 1


 1992

Record reviews The Complete Recordings Volume 2.
Jazz Journal International 45:37 Apr 1992

Number of People : 1


 1992

Debord, Brigitte
Herzhaft, Gerard
Encyclopedia of the blues
Translated by Brigitte Debord
Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1992, 513 p.

Number of People : 338


 1992

Blues news Bessie Smith Hall to open in Chattanooga.
Living Blues N104:9+ Jul-Aug 1992

Number of People : 1


 1992

Reviews The Complete Recordings Vol. 2
Folk Roots N105:55 Mar 1992
       port

Number of People : 1


 1992

Spencer, D.
Fine and Mellow
A study of vocal style and jazz interpretation
Jazz Research Papers (Iaje), 1992, p. 127

Number of People : 1


 1992

Mandel, Howard
Bedrock beauties (1925-1933)
Down Beat 59:52 Aug 1992

Number of People : 1


 1992

Larkin, Colin
The Guinness encyclopedia of popular music
Edited by Colin Larkin
Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Publishing, 1992, 4V p.

Number of People : 5,680

More Details : (1 Section)


 1991

Record reviews The Complete Recordings : Vol. 1.
Jazz Journal International 44:38 Oct 1991

Number of People : 1


 1991

Birnbaum, Larry
Blue light special
Spin 7:100-101 Aug 1991
       port

Number of People : 1


 1991

Record reviews La Selection 1923-1933.
Jazz Journal International 44:28 Aug 1991

Number of People : 1


 1991

Record reviews The Complete Recordings, Volume One
Living Blues N99:51+ Sep-Oct 1991
       port

Number of People : 1


 1991

Reviews The Complete Recordings Vol. 1.
Folk Roots N98:46-7 Aug 1991

Number of People : 1


 1991

Birnbaum, Larry
Roots revisited
Down Beat 58:36 Aug 1991
       port
       Note: The Complete Recordings Vol. 1

Number of People : 1


 1991

CD reviews The Complete Recordings : Vol. 1
Jazztimes: 21:66 N6 1991
       port

Number of People : 1


 1991

Byron, Toby
Welding, Pete
Bluesland : portraits of twelve major American blues masters
Edited by Pete Welding and Toby Byron
Dutton, 1991

Number of People : 12


 1991

Arnaud, Gerald
Chesnel, Jacques
Masters of Jazz
Gerald arnaud and Jacques Chesnel
Chambers, 1991, 248 p.

Number of People : 81


 1991

Gray, H.
Chattanooga fest once again honors Empress of Blues
Mississippi Rag: 18:31-2 Jul 1991
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1991

Berendt, Joachim-Ernst
The jazz book : from ragtime to fusion and beyond
Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch, 1991, 540 p.

Number of People : 14


 1991

Reissues The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (CD)
Cadence 17:18-20 Aug 1991

Number of People : 1


 1991

Reitz, Rosetta
Empress of the blues, Bessie Smith (1894-1937)
Mississippi Rag: 19:1-4+ Dec 1991
       bibliog biog cover port ports il

Number of People : 1


 1990

Gray, H.
Bessie Smith Jazzfest
Jazztimes: Oct 1990, p. 6
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1990

Blanc, Michael la
Contemporary musicians volume 3
Edited by Michael LaBlanc
Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1990, 262 p.

Number of People : 71


 1990

Record reviews The Collection.
Jazz Journal International 43:38 Dec 1990

Number of People : 1


 1990

Arniac, Jean-Pierre
Encyclopedie du blues
Photographies de Jean-Pierre Arniac
Paris: Segherss, 1990

Number of People : 358


 1990

Video reviews Wild Women Don't Have the Blues
Living Blues N93:47-8 Sep-Oct 1990
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1990

Davis, D.
Hometown honors Bessie Smith
Mississippi Rag: 17:10-11 Jul 1990
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1989

Zimmerman, K.
Jagger, Richards kiss & make up as Rock 'n' Roll Hall honors nine
Variety 334:67 Jan 25 1989

Number of People : 1


 1989

Moll, Dieter
Das Buch des Blues
Konigswinter: Heel, 1989, 245 p.

Number of People : 22

More Details : (2 Sections)


 1989

Barlow, William
Looking up at down
The emergence of blues culture
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989, 404 p.

Number of People : 83


 1989

Reeditions The Collection.
Jazz Magazine (France) N387:60 Nov 1989

Number of People : 1


 1989

Schaal, H.J.
Schwarz auf Weiss : Jazz Geschichten
Jazz Podium 38:20+ Nov 1989
       il port

Number of People : 1


 1989

Puterbaugh, Parke
[The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]
Rolling Stone N545:75-82+ Feb 9 1989
       il port

Number of People : 1


 1989

Worsfold, S.A.
Empress of the Blues.
Storyville, no. 25, October-November 1989. p. 28-31

Number of People : 1


 1989

Les grandes voix du jazz
Paris: Editions de l'Instant, 1989, 126 p.

Number of People : 64


 1989

Astaire, Gillespie among 13 honored by NARAS
Variety 334:105 Feb 15 1989
       Note: 1989 Lifetime Achievement & Trustee Awards

Number of People : 1


 1989

Patrick, J.
Twelve bars by Bessie Smith
Jazz Educators Journal 21:39-40 N2 1989
       mus port

Number of People : 1


 1989

Arnaud, Gerald
Nougaro, Claude
Chesnel, Jacques
Les grands createurs de jazz
By Gerald Arnaud et Jacques Chesnel
Preface de Claude Nougaro
Bordas, 1989, 256 p.

Number of People : 66


 1989

Record reviews LPs : Empress of the Blues.
Jazz Journal International 42:28-9 Jan 1989

Number of People : 1


 1989

Reissues The Collection.
Cadence 15:73-4 Jun 1989

Number of People : 1


 1989

Perlo, Don
Lyons, Len
Jazz portraits
The lives and music of the jazz masters
By Len Lyons and Don Perlo
New York: William Morrow, 1989, 610 p.

Number of People : 217


 1988

Harrison, Daphne Duval
Wild women don't have the blues
Living Blues N79:25-30 Mar-Apr 1988
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1988

Lesle, Lutz
Grenzuberschreitendes zum Abschied
Cosmopolitan Greetings von und mit Liebermann
Orchester, Das 36:923-5 Sep 1988
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1988

Rieth, M.
Elends-Romantik, Swing und kaltheisse Wut
Neue Musikzeitung 37:14-15 Aug-Sep 1988
       illustr.
       Note: Cosmopolitan Greetings

Number of People : 1


 1988

Kernfeld, Barry Dean
The new Grove dictionary of jazz
Edited by Barry Kernfeld
London: Macmillan Press, 1988

Number of People : 3,377


 1987

Parisi, P.
New Philadelphia Hall of Fame honors 10 artists
Billboard 99:86 May 2 1987
       illustr.

Number of People : 1


 1987

Floyd, Samuel A. Jr.
Black music biography : an annotated bibliography
White Plains, New York: Kraus International Publications, 1987

Number of People : 87


 1987

CD reviews
Down Beat 54:48+ Dec 1987

Number of People : 1


 1986 Source: 3

Whitburn, Joel
Joel Whitburn's Pop memories 1890-1954
The history of American popular music compiled form America's popular music charts 1890-1954
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc., 1986, 657 p.

Number of People : 1,376


 1986

Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


 1986

Record reviews Great Original Performances 1925-1933.
Footnote 18:35-6 N2 1986-1987

Number of People : 1


 1986

Parker's sparklers on BBC Records : Great Original Performances 1925-1933.
Jazz Journal International 39:42 Dec 1986

Number of People : 1


 1986

Mellers, Wilfred Howard
Angels of the night
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986

Number of People : 83


 1986

McGuire, P.
Black music critics and the classic blues singers
Black Perspective in Music: 14:104-7+ N2 1986
       port

Number of People : 1


 1985

Leder, Jan
Women in jazz. A discography of instrumentalists 1913-1968
Compiled by Jan Leder
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1985, 305 p.
      (Series: Discographies; 19)

Number of People : 203


 1985 Source: 2

Chilton, John
Simmen, John
Who's who of jazz : Storyville to Swing Street
Foreword by John Simmen
London: Macmillan, 1985, 175 p.

Number of People : 1,172


 1985

Placksin, Sally
Jazzwomen : 1900 to the present their words, lives, and music
London: Pluto Press, 1985

Number of People : 66


 1985

Feinstein, Elaine
Bessie Smith.
Harmondsworth: Penguin 1985. 105 S.
       Mit Taf. u. Faks.
      (Series: Lives of modern women)

Number of People : 1


 1984

Discography : performers and groups

p. 307 In:
Dahl, Linda
Stormy Weather
The music and lives of a century of jazz women
By Linda Dahl
New York: Pantheon Books, 1984, 371 p.

Number of People : 287


 1984

Record reviews The Songs of Bessie Smith.
Jazz Journal International 37:21 Jun 1984

Number of People : 1


 1984

Ladies who sang the blues
Music Educators Journal 71:52 Sep 1984
       Note: includes recommended books and records

Number of People : 1


 1984

Massingale, R.W.
Black women in jazz
School Musician: 56:14-15 Oct 1984
       biog

Number of People : 1


 1983

Genova, A. de
Dreamin' on
Down Beat 50:11 Apr 1983
       illustr.
       Note: The Little Dreamer: A Nite in the Life of Bessie Smith

Number of People : 1


 1983

[Portrait : Bessie Smith]
Village Voice: 28:64-5 Feb 15 1983

Number of People : 1


 1983

Polillo, Arrigo
Jazz : la vicenda e i protagonisti della musica afro-americana
Milan: Amoldo Mondadori Editore, 1983, 789 p.

Number of People : 34


 1983

Linder, Lasse
Bluesens legender : Bessie Smith.
Jefferson [Sweden] no. 60 (Spring 1983):22-23.

Number of People : 1


 1982

Brooks, Edward
The Bessie Smith companion
A critical and detailed appreciation of the recordings.
Wheathampstead: Cavendish 1982. XX, 229 S.
       Mit Ill. u. Noten.

Number of People : 1


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