Bessie Smith


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Noun1.Bessie Smith - United States blues singer (1894-1937)
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1937: "The Empress of the Blues" Bessie Smith died in a car crash in Mississippi, amid rumours that she had bled to death while a white person had been given preferential treatment.
1937: "Empress of the Blues" Bessie Smith died in a car crash in Mississippi, amid rumours she had bled to death while a white person had been given preferential treatment.
1937: ''The Empress of the Blues'' Bessie Smith died in a car crash in Mississippi amid rumours that she had bled to death while a white person had been given preferential treatment.
HBO's biopic dutifully recounts the troubled life of famed blues singer Bessie Smith, and it was a showcase for star Queen Latifah, who delivered a knockout, gutsy performance.
Highlights included And I Love You So, Castles In The Air and a Bessie Smith blues number which gave his band the chance to open up.
By all accounts, Bessie Smith loved and was loved by poor black people.
Artists featured on this musical marathon include Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Leadbelly, Bessie Smith, Mississippi John Hurt, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sonny Terry, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell and Big Joe Williams.
The Empress of the Blues: A Tribute to Bessie Smith
When Queen Latifah was approached 20 years ago to play Bessie Smith, she had to do some research.
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network.
Washington, May 2 ( ANI ): Queen Latifah will be starring in the upcoming Bessie Smith biopic for HBO, it has been revealed.
Bessie Smith, who is known to her friends and family as Betty, was joined by 60 guests for a slice of birthday cake to mark her special day.