WorldCat Identities

Smith, Bessie 1894-1937

Overview
Works: 1,375 works in 2,268 publications in 1 language and 32,763 library holdings
Genres: Blues (Music)  Music  Jazz  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Discography  Biography  Reviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Performer, Vocalist, Singer, Composer, Originator, Lyricist, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor
Classifications: PS613, 811.508
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Bessie Smith Publications about Bessie Smith
Publications by  Bessie Smith Publications by Bessie Smith
posthumous Publications by Bessie Smith, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Bessie Smith
American poetry : the twentieth century by The Library of America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Bessie Smith the collection by Bessie Smith ( Recording )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon Jazz Collection
The ladies sing the blues ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950s. Singers are Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Ida Cole, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Connee Boswell, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Helen Humes and Peggy Lee. Includes background information on the singers as well as the performances
The essential Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith ( Recording )
13 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bessie Smith was a famous blues singer during the 1920's and 30's. All of these recordings were made during a 10 year period from 1923-1933. Includes 36 tracks on 2 discs that feature performances with Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman
Rhapsodies in black music and words from the Harlem Renaissance ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The only collection in existence documenting the music, art and literature of the new negro of the Harlem Renaissance featuring digitally restored original recordings as well as new readings of renaissance literature plus a book containing rare previously unpublished photos, artwork and writings."
Bessie Smith : empress of the blues by Bessie Smith ( )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs principally by B. Smith ; for voice and piano, with chord symbols
The panic is on the great American depression as seen by the common man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This multifaceted set communicates both the painful hard times of the Great Depression and the grace and strong will of the common man in confronting it. Period newsreel and documentary film footage convey the feel of the times. Classic musical recordings reflect the popular mood of the day. The booklet includes photographs, letters, and first hand recollections
The complete recordings by Bessie Smith ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese presents The best of the blues ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A distillation of the five-disc series, this album has so many different artists and styles that it is made very clear that the blues are as varied and individual as the artists themselves
Jazz the Smithsonian anthology ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American roots music ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the jazz band ball : early hot jazz, song and dance 1925-1933 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of early film clips (1925-1933), featuring song, dance, and instrumental performances of some of the giants of the Jazz Age, including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, the Dorsey Brothers, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Features clips of Bessie Smith's only screen performance, Bix Beiderbecke's sole appearance in a sound film, and an early Lee DeForest sound film of Ben Bernie's orchestra in which Jack Pettis plays what is probably the first jazz solo on film
The best of jazz & blues ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Musicals shorts, produced to merely fill out the film program, have in many cases acquired more value than the features they once supported. Filmed at the Paramount Studios in Astoria, Queens, these films offer unparalleled opportunities to see and hear great artists in action -- and sometimes present surprisingly gutsy subject matter via truly innovative film technique." -- Container
The ultimate collection by Billie Holiday ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3 by Larry Starr ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete recordings by Bessie Smith ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.C. holms blues ; I ain't goin' to play second fiddle ; He's gone blues ; Nobody's blues but mine ; I ain't got nobody ; My man blues ; New gulf coast blues ; Florida bound blues ; ...etc
Blues masters ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blues masters : the essential history of the blues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music
That's Black entertainment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. 1 covers the history of Black filmmaking from its earliest days through the twenties, focusing on the movies that were made and the production companies that produced them and includes three short films. Vol. 2 compiles a vintage video collection of three-minute music videos called "soundies" that were originally screened on a visual jukebox called Panorams during the 1940s
Bessie Smith the world's greatest blues singer by Bessie Smith ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1970 in Undetermined and English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon Jazz Collection
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, Bessie
Smith, Elizabeth.
Smith, Elizabeth, 1894-1937
Smith, Elizabeth, ca 1894-1937
Languages
English (184)
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