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Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues / Reckless Blues (Shellac)

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  1. Ethel Waters Bessie Smith (April 15, – September 26, ) was an American blues singer widely renowned during the Jazz Age. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the s and s.
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  2. May 05,  · The St. Louis Blues is perhaps best of all amongst Bessie Smith's remarkable output. It is not only the best single of , in my opinion, but one of the greatest singles of the whole jazz era. A barcountfitmaduseshoyracalromarda.coinfo composition, the song was already ten years old when she performed it, but hers is the best of all recorded versions/5(10).
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  3. Bessie Smith. African American blues singer who played and important role in the Harlem Reniassance. Bessie Smith. Blues singer, recorded "St. Louis Blues" Reckless Blues. Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (AAB text form) Robert Johnson. A Delta blues man who supposedly sold his soul to the Devil for his musical abilities. Not a commercial.
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  4. W.C. Handy, "St. Louis Blues" AABA and 12 bar blues. Sang by Bessie Smith (classic blues) and shows fusion of Tin Pan Alley and R&B style. Both were single records that lasted minutes. 33's were made of shellac and 45's were made of vinyl. 33's holds shorter music then 45s.
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  5. Bessie Smith(April 15, – September 26, ) was an American bluessinger. Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the s and s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on other jazzvocalists.
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  6. Shellac Genre. 10 Jazz; 4 Folk, World, & Country; 2 Funk / Soul; Style. 26 Country Blues; 5 Rhythm & Blues; 4 Chicago Blues St. Louis Blues / Reckless Blues Bessie Smith. 0. Feelin' Good / Fussin' And Fightin' Blues Little Junior's Blue Flames. 0. St. Louis Blues / Reckless Blues Bessie Smith. 0. Women Blues.
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  7. Feb 26,  · Smith also collaborated with the legendary jazz artist Louis Armstrongon several tunes, including "Cold in Hand Blues" and "I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle," and "St. Louis Blues." By the end.
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  8. Bessie Smith, “Reckless Blues” () -- In mid-January , Armstrong recorded 5 songs with the greatest blues singer of the era, Bessie Smith, including the classic “St. Louis Blues”, and he even got a solo on “Cold in Hand Blues”.
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  9. Being released by Parlophone and peaking at number 3 on the US pop charts, Bessie Smith was contracted for a film of the same name, “St. Louis Blues,” in , further securing her connection.
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