WorldCat Identities

Smith, Bessie 1894-1937

Overview
Works: 1,159 works in 1,902 publications in 4 languages and 27,239 library holdings
Genres: Music  Blues (Music)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  Biography  History  Discography  Reviews 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Instrumentalist, per, Contributor, Actor, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS613, 811.508
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Most widely held works about Bessie Smith
 
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Most widely held works by Bessie Smith
American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart( 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
The ladies sing the blues by View Video( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 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
Bessie Smith the collection by Bessie Smith( Recording )
27 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon Jazz Collection
Rhapsodies in black music and words from the Harlem Renaissance ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 441 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restored original recordings as well as new readings of renaissance literature plus a book containing rare previously unpublished photos, artwork and writings."
The essential Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith( Recording )
15 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
Bessie Smith : empress of the blues by Bessie Smith( )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Transcribed from Bessie's recorded renditions."
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 363 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
Martin Scorsese presents The best of the blues ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 353 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 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete recordings by Bessie Smith( Recording )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American roots music ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild women don't have the blues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blues women as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, and others
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
American popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3 by Larry Starr( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ultimate collection by Billie Holiday( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Billie Holiday The Ultimate Collection DVD features rare TV and film performances, an especially rare radio interview with Mike Wallace, an audio-only rehearsal session with pianist Jimmy Rowles, audio interviews with friends and fellow musicians, an interactive timeline and an evocative photo-document gallery featuring hundreds of images, from rare photos to personal letters, plus Lady Day's complete recording history for major record companies. Performance highlights include three from 1956's Stars Of Jazz TV that are seen here for the first time since their original broadcast, Holiday's first appearance on film, Duke Ellington's "Saddest Tale," and the classic "Fine And Mellow" with Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and other jazz greats
The complete recordings by Bessie Smith( Recording )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empty bed blues by Bessie Smith( Recording )
19 editions published between 1928 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blues masters : the essential history of the blues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music
Bessie Smith the world's greatest blues singer by Bessie Smith( Recording )
2 editions published in 1970 in Undetermined and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon Jazz Collection
Bessie Smith, the complete recordings by Bessie Smith( Recording )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, Bessie
Smith, Elizabeth.
Smith, Elizabeth 1894-1937
Smith, Elizabeth ca 1894-1937
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