Bessie Smith


All About Bessie Smith


  • Blues Singer
  • Violent, crude, and rough lady
  • Greatest Classical Blues Singer in the 1920s
  • Born 1895 and died 1937
  • She started as a street musician
  • Records were sold more than 750,000 copies
  • Recorded with many jazz musicians in the era
  • One of the BIGGEST African-American star of the 1920s
  • Her life was cut short because she was in a car accident in 1937
  • A slow moving truck rolled over her left arm and ribs.
  • She bled to death when she reached the hospital she was dead.

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