Bessie

Bessie

Book - 2003
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A biography of Bessie Smith, the great singer known as the Empress of the Blues. Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time, Bessie Smith was also a successful vaudeville entertainer who became the highest paid African-American performer of the roaring twenties. This 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.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003
Edition: Rev. and exp. ed. --
ISBN: 9780300099027
0300099029
Branch Call Number: 782.421643092 Smith-A 2003
Characteristics: xix, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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