Day 8 Woman of the Day: Bessie Smith

Bessie-SmithBessie Smith, jazz and blues singer, is Day 8 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this “Empress of the Blues” below.

Biography.com: http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-smith-9486520

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: https://rockhall.com/inductees/bessie-smith/bio/

PBS.org: http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_smith_bessie.htm

NPR.org: http://www.npr.org/2008/05/07/90206287/bessie-smith-blues-empress

Black Past.org: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bessie-smith-1894-1937

Youtube videos: “Nobody Know You When You are Down and Out” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzU8xM99Uo,  “St. Louis Blues”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTXBZFvFXdA

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