WorldCat Identities

Smith, Bessie 1894-1937

Overview
Works: 1,263 works in 2,478 publications in 2 languages and 36,973 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Music  Blues (Music)  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  Biography  Nonfiction films  Drama  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Composer, Originator, Lyricist, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Actor, per
Classifications: PS613, 811.508
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bessie Smith
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,347 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
Ken Burns jazz the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
The ladies sing the blues by View Video( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 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 )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith( Recording )

19 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 444 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 )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 403 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 Undetermined and held by 393 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 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
Jazz the Smithsonian anthology( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese presents The best of the blues by Martin Scorsese( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 325 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
The complete recordings by Bessie Smith( Recording )

15 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American roots music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 306 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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early film clips featuring song, dance, and instrumental performances of some of the giants of the Jazz Age
Blues masters : the essential history of the blues( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare performances and historical footage tracing the development of American blues music
Wild women don't have the blues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, Ida Goodson, and others
The best of jazz & blues( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 223 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 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth edition of this textbook includes an enlarged overview of the roots of American pop; an expanded look at jazz; new coverage of Broadway and country music; and updated sections on music business and technology. Includes access to 60 downloadable music selections. With a preface, appendix, glossary, bibliography, and index. Color and black & white photos
Empty bed blues by Bessie Smith( Recording )

19 editions published between 1928 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bessie : music from the HBO film( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mix of historical and contemporary recordings fills the soundtrack to the upcoming HBO film about the life of Bessie Smith. Included are tracks by Queen Latifah, who plays the blues icon in the film
Nobody's blues but mine by Bessie Smith( Recording )

25 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Bessie Smith Amerikaans straatartieste (1894-1937)

Bessie Smith cantante estadounidense

Bessie Smith cantante statunitense

Bessie Smith chanteuse américaine

Bessie Smith US-amerikanische Bluessängerin

Bessie Smithová

Empress of the Blue 1894-1937

Smith, Bessie

Smith, Elizabeth.

Smith, Elizabeth 1894-1937

Smith, Elizabeth, asi 1894-1937

Smith, Elizabeth ca 1894-1937

Беси Смит

Бессі Сміт

Смит, Бесси

Բեսսի Սմիթ

בסי סמית

بسی اسمیت

ベッシー・スミス

贝西史密斯

Languages
English (194)

Italian (2)

Covers
Blues masters : the essential history of the bluesAmerican popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3BessieThe blues singers : ten who rocked the worldThe sandbox ; The death of Bessie Smith ; (with Fam and Yam)Celebrating the Duke, and Louis, Bessie, Billie, Bird, Carmen, Miles, Dizzy, and other heroesShout, sister, shout! : ten girl singers who shaped a century