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Smith, Bessie 1894-1937

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American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
The ladies sing the blues by View Video( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950's. Includes background information on the singers as well as the performances
The essential Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith( Recording )

22 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bessie Smith was a famous blues singer during the 1920's and 30's. All of these recordings were made during a 10 year period from 1923-1933. Includes 36 tracks on 2 discs that feature performances with Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman
Bessie Smith : empress of the blues by Bessie Smith( )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs principally by B. Smith ; for voice and piano, with chord symbols
Bessie Smith : the collection by Bessie Smith( Recording )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsodies in black : music and words from the Harlem Renaissance( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only collection in existence documenting the music, art and literature of the new negro of the Harlem Renaissance featuring digitally restored original recordings as well as new readings of renaissance literature plus a book containing rare previously unpublished photos, artwork and writings."
The panic is on : the great American depression as seen by the common man( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multifaceted set communicates both the painful hard times of the Great Depression and the grace and strong will of the common man in confronting it. Period newsreel and documentary film footage convey the feel of the times. Classic musical recordings reflect the popular mood of the day. The booklet includes photographs, letters, and first hand recollections
Jazz : the Smithsonian anthology( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese presents The best of the blues by Martin Scorsese( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distillation of the five-disc series, this album has so many different artists and styles that it is made very clear that the blues are as varied and individual as the artists themselves
The complete recordings by Bessie Smith( Recording )

16 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American roots music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in Multiple languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of American roots music in the 20th century. Covers blues, country, gospel, folk, Cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, tejano and Native American music
Nobody's blues but mine by Bessie Smith( Recording )

24 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
At the jazz band ball : early hot jazz, song and dance 1925-1933( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early film clips (1925-1933), featuring song, dance, and instrumental performances of some of the giants of the Jazz Age, including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, the Dorsey Brothers, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Features clips of Bessie Smith's only screen performance, Bix Beiderbecke's sole appearance in a sound film, and an early Lee DeForest sound film of Ben Bernie's orchestra in which Jack Pettis plays what is probably the first jazz solo on film
Blues masters : the essential history of the blues( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music
The best of jazz & blues( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Musicals shorts, produced to merely fill out the film program, have in many cases acquired more value than the features they once supported. Filmed at the Paramount Studios in Astoria, Queens, these films offer unparalleled opportunities to see and hear great artists in action -- and sometimes present surprisingly gutsy subject matter via truly innovative film technique."--Container
Empty bed blues by Bessie Smith( Recording )

29 editions published between 1928 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild women don't have the blues by Christine Dall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, Ida Goodson, and others
American popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3 by Larry Starr( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth edition of this textbook includes an enlarged overview of the roots of American pop; an expanded look at jazz; new coverage of Broadway and country music; and updated sections on music business and technology. Includes access to 60 downloadable music selections. With a preface, appendix, glossary, bibliography, and index. Color and black & white photos
Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith( Recording )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
 
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Bessie Smith : empress of the bluesBlues masters : the essential history of the bluesAmerican popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie HolidayBlues empress in black Chattanooga : Bessie Smith and the emerging urban SouthThe blues singers : ten who rocked the worldThe sandbox ; The death of Bessie Smith ; (with Fam and Yam)
Alternative Names
Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith American blues singer

Bessie Smith Amerikaans straatartieste (1894-1937)

Bessie Smith cantante estadounidense

Bessie Smith cantante statunitense

Bessie Smith chanteuse américaine

Bessie Smith US-amerikanische Bluessängerin

Bessie Smithová

Empress of the Blue 1894-1937

Empress of the Blues

Smit B.

Smita, Besija, 1894-1937

Smith

Smith B.

Smith, Bessie

Smith, Bessie Mae

Smith Elizabeth

Smith, Elizabeth 1894-1937

Smith, Elizabeth asi 1894-1937

The Empress of the Blues

Беси Смит

Беси Смит американска блуз-пејачка

Бессі Сміт

Бессі Сміт американська співачка у стилі блюз

Смит Б.

Смит, Бесси

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בסי סמית

בסי סמית זמרת אמריקאית

بسی اسمیت

বেসি স্মিথ

ベッシー・スミス

贝西史密斯

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