WorldCat Identities

Smith, Bessie 1894-1937

Overview
Works: 1,320 works in 2,454 publications in 5 languages and 36,244 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Music  Blues (Music)  Documentary films  Jazz  Nonfiction films  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Composer, Originator, Lyricist, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, per, Actor, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: PS613, 811.508
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Most widely held works by Bessie Smith
American poetry : the twentieth century by Library of America (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,350 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 )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 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 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith( Recording )

18 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 433 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
The panic is on the great American depression as seen by the common man( Visual )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 432 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
Rhapsodies in black music and words from the Harlem Renaissance( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 419 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( )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs principally by B. Smith ; for voice and piano, with chord symbols
The complete recordings by Bessie Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese presents The best of the blues( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 354 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 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American roots music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billie Holiday the ultimate collection by Billie Holiday( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 253 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"--Container
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 251 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
Empty bed blues by Bessie Smith( Recording )

27 editions published between 1928 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody's blues but mine by Bessie Smith( Recording )

24 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith( Recording )

41 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
Wild women don't have the blues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 225 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bessie Smith cantante estadounidense

Bessie Smith cantante statunitense

Bessie Smith chanteuse amricaine

Bessie Smith US-amerikanische Bluessngerin

Bessie Smithov

Smith, Bessie

Smith, Elizabeth.

Smith, Elizabeth 1894-1937

Smith, Elizabeth, asi 1894-1937

Smith, Elizabeth ca 1894-1937

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Бессі Сміт

Смит, Бесси

Բեսսի Սմիթ

בסי סמית

بسی اسمیت

ベッシー・スミス

贝西史密斯

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Bessie Smith : empress 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)Shout, sister, shout! : ten girl singers who shaped a centuryBessie Smith and the night riders