Empress of the Blues
By: Taylor Yeager and Sonja Thompson
All about Bessie Smith
*Born On~ April 15, 1894
*Born In~ Chattanooga, Tenessee
*Died On~ September 26, 1937
*Died In~ Clarksdale
*Married To~ Jack Gee
*Type of Music~ Jazz and Blues
*A Few of Her Many Albums~ The Smithsonian Anthology, Empress
of the Blues
*Nickname~ The Empress of the Blues
*A Few of Her Songs~ At
the Christmas Ball, St.
Louis Blues, Backwater
Knows You When You're Down and Out and I
Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
*Specialty~ She was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.
How She Contributed
*She brought a new style of music to the world in the 1920s.
*She brought jazz and blues music together.
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