Bessie Smith

Sarah Lenka - I Don't Dress Fine, Sarah Sings Bessie Smith (2016)

Sarah Lenka - I Don't Dress Fine, Sarah Sings Bessie Smith (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 40:59 min | 101 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Folk, Blues | Label: jazz&people

Elle ne faisait rien comme les autres, et surtout pas rentrer dans le rang. Voilà pourquoi Sarah Lenka chante Bessie Smith. Dans un registre folk-blues teinté de jazz, totalement acoustique, qui permet d’en redécouvrir l’émotion, Sarah Lenka restitue sans fard toute la profondeur de la Reine du Blues.

Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at April 20, 2016
Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)

Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:36 min | 169 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz | Label: Cappo Digital

The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her passionate voice overcame the primitive recording quality of the day and still communicates easily to today's listeners (which is not true of any other singer from that early period).
LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997

LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Sequel/Atlantic | # RSA CD 914 | Time: 00:42:04

This is an album that should not have worked. LaVern Baker (a fine R&B singer) was joined by all-stars from mainstream jazz (including trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist Vic Dickenson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Quinichette and pianist Nat Pierce) for twelve songs associated with the great '20s blues singer Bessie Smith. Despite the potentially conflicting styles, this project is quite successful and often exciting. The arrangements by Phil Moore, Nat Pierce, and Ernie Wilkins do not attempt to re-create the original recordings; Baker sings in her own style (rather than trying to emulate Bessie Smith), and the hot solos work well with her vocals.
Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone: Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory

Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone: Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory by MELANIE E.. BRATCHER
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0415980291 | ASIN: B001XUA9XY | 278 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

For the past eight years, I have been engaged in the study of African culture,
primarily African dance, African American music, and African aesthetics. Music can be a cultural form of expression that unifies, even arouses, large numbers of people. This is certainly true for African music as it is manifested in African American songs and sounds. In this study, I explore selected song performances of Bessie Smith (1894–1937), Billie Holiday (1915–1959), and Nina Simone (1933–2003) through the prism of African aesthetics.

Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Dec. 8, 2014
Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South

Michelle Scott, "Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South"
English | ISBN: 0252075455, 0252033388 | 2008 | 216 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Blues Legends - Bessie Smith (2005)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Nov. 14, 2014
Blues Legends - Bessie Smith (2005)

Blues Legends - Bessie Smith (2005)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 179 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 384 Kbps
Genre: Blues | Label: Navarre Corporation | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 23 Aug 2005 | Runtime: 49 min. | 1,93 GB (DVD5)

The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her passionate voice overcame the primitive recording quality of the day and still communicates easily to today's listeners (which is not true of any other singer from that early period). At a time when the blues were in and most vocalists (particularly vaudevillians) were being dubbed "blues singers," Bessie Smith simply had no competition.

Bessie Smith - Bessie's Blues (1996)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at June 25, 2014
Bessie Smith - Bessie's Blues (1996)

Bessie Smith - Bessie's Blues (1996)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 16 Tracks | 55:45 | 128 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz, Blues | Label: Hallmark

Bessie's Blues album by Bessie Smith was released January 1, 1996 on the Hallmark label. Bessie's Blues CD music contains a single disc with 16 songs.

Bessie Smith - The Essential Bessie Smith (1997)  Music

Posted by thingska at Sept. 7, 2010
Bessie Smith - The Essential Bessie Smith (1997)

Bessie Smith - The Essential Bessie Smith (1997)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | September 23, 1997 | 457 Mb
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony | Hotfile, Fileserve

Bessie Smith was crowned the Empress of the Blues, and, while this moniker was well deserved, she was much more. A prolific recording artist, Smith was quite an eclectic performer. In fact, she may have been one of the first true crossover artists. This neat two-disc set gives the listener a good sampling of her wide repertoire. Smith is backed up by some of the best jazz musicians of her era. Her rendition of "St Louis Blues" for example, features the horn work of a young Louis Armstrong.

Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith (1958)  

Posted by brekk at Oct. 27, 2009
Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith (1958)

Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith (1958)
jazz | 1CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | no cover | 350MB
Verve | rec. 1958 | RAR +5% recovery

Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois on December 30, 1957 and January 7 & 20, 1958 and live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island on July 6, 1958.

Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 15, 2016
Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)

Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 198 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 31 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Female Blues, Early Jazz | Charly Records #CDCD 1030

Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.