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Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend

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A beautiful genre-bending tribute to the larger-than-life blues singer Bessie Smith. Scotland's National Poet blends poetry, prose, fiction, and nonfiction to create an entirely unique biography of the Empress of the Blues. There has never been anyone else like Bessie Smith. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1894 and orphaned by the age of nine, Bessie Smith sang on street corners before becoming a big name in traveling shows. In 1923, she made her first recording for the newly founded Columbia Records. It sold 780 ...

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Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend 2021, Vintage

ISBN-13: 9780593314272

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