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Bessie Smith, the great singer known as the "Empress of the Blues," is considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time. She was also a successful vaudeville entertainer who became the highest-paid African American performer of the Roaring Twenties. Chris Albertson's revised and expanded edition of the biography of this extraordinary artist debunks many of the myths that have circulated since her untimely death in 1937. Albertson writes with insight and candor about the singer's personal life and her career, supplementing his historical research with dozens of interviews with her relatives, friends, and associates, including Ruby Walker Smith, a niece by marriage who toured with Bessie for over a decade.
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Grouped Work ID 08f8f453-665f-f22a-4e57-8f3e25400626
Full title bessie
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This revised and expanded edition of Chris Albertson's Bessie contains new details on Bessie Smith's early years, new interview material, and a chapter devoted to events and responses that followed the original publication.

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subject_facet Singers -- United States -- Biography, Smith, Bessie, -- 1898?-1937
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topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction, Singers, Smith, Bessie