Avery Sommers and Elijah Taj Gee star in "The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith," Feb. in 2011 and includes Smith hits such as "Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out," "I Ain’t.
Before we even had rock ’n’ roll to speak of, blues artists were defying expectations (and often the law) to sing about their same-sex affairs. Among the stars of the 1920s and 1930s, Bessie Smith is.
But he and Bessie sound great together on the "St. Louis Blues." Fred Longshaw’s wheezy harmonium conjures up a little country church. There are many less daunting Smith compilations around, but the r.
. and starring Queen Latifah as the singer Bessie Smith, Smith’s about-to-be mentor, Ma Rainey (played by Mo’Nique), offers a musicological lesson in show business. "You got ‘The St. Louis Blues,’ ‘.
NEW YORK (AP) — Many viewers will come to the HBO biopic "Bessie" with scant knowledge of its subject, blues legend Bessie Smith. But in the title role. her music, and ‘St. Louis Blues’ (a 1929 two.
Sommers’ Bessie sings of loneliness ("I Ain’t Got Nobody"), faith ("Amazing Grace") and love lost to a rival ("St. Louis Blues," which the real Smith sings in her only movie appearance). She has a fie.
Many viewers will come to the HBO biopic "Bessie" with scant knowledge of its subject, blues legend Bessie. and ‘St. Louis Blues’ (a 1929 two-reeler in which she starred), which is the only footage.
"ST. LOUIS BLUES") SMITH: (Singing) Feeling tomorrow like I feel today. Feeling tomorrow like I feel today. I’ll pack my grip and make my getaway. St. Louis. WHITEHEAD: This music is from a 10 CD bo.
St. Louis native Julia Bullock proved why she is considered. she finished with a number of songs by well-known American ar.
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Bessie Smith, the "EMPRESS OF THE BLUES", (July 9, 1892 or April 15, 1894 — September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 193.
St. Louis has got the blues — and now a home for it. The National Blues Museum recently opened in the Gateway to. Johnson would go on to tour with Muddy Waters, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Louis.
Bessie Smith, pictured in 1936. Photo by Carl Van Vechten. Public Domain, Library of Congress. This article appears in the May/June 2015 “Blues Issue,” now available on newsstands. By the time Bessie.
A frequent visitor to these buffet flats was legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. Smith’s music. The standards that Braden makes her own include that anthem to independence “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness.
The franchise that grew from his standard “St. Louis Blues” would include a film starring Bessie Smith, and a remake starring Nat King Cole and Pearl Bailey. The song would make the city a permanent b.
last year to become executive director of the National Blues Museum in St. Louis. “I asked what have I gotten myself. including women in the blues, such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey; blues and the.
. was “St. Louis Blues” recorded in 1929. The song was actually a tw0-reeler where Smith appeared on film for her first and only time. Mrs. Bessie Smith, you are one of our all-time greats. What a f.
Figuring out what made Bessie. Smith so well today. "Downhearted Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out," "Kitchen Man," "Take It Right Back," "I’ve Got What It Takes." We only have one.
“Hell, you got the St. Louis blues, the Chicago blues. I actually don’t "know" Bessie Smith all that much better because of Bessie, other than the fact that I was prompted to look her up online and.
Before the Great Depression sidelined Smith’s career, she recorded and performed alongside the era’s most well-known musicians, notably Louie Armstrong on her hit "St. Louis Blues." "Bessie" is set to.
How To Prepare For Winter Blues It said, "Go Team. Etc." Lawyer Ross Currie, 33, had such trouble preparing for the race he ultimately gave up his bib. He’s a novice, Currie said, and a sprained knee and miserable winter conspired