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Smith, Bessie 1894-1937

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Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950's. 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 )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bessie Smith : empress of the blues by Bessie Smith( )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs principally by B. Smith ; for voice and piano, with chord symbols
Rhapsodies in black : music and words from the Harlem Renaissance( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 381 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restored original recordings as well as new readings of renaissance literature plus a book containing rare previously unpublished photos, artwork and writings."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 panic is on : the great American depression as seen by the common man( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using vintage newsreels, documentaries, eyewitness accounts, and photographs, learn about one of the most important times in American history, from the view of the common man
Martin Scorsese presents The best of the blues by Martin Scorsese( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 323 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 )

16 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 309 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 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
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 242 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
Wild women don't have the blues by Christine Dall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 230 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 )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 224 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 MTV by Larry Starr( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of American popular music provides crucial insights into the establishment of a distinctively American culture. Authors Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman examine popular music in the United States from its beginnings to the end of the 20th century, furthering our understanding of the relationship between music, culture, and social identity. Using well-chosen examples, insightful, up-to-date commentaries, and an engaging writing style, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV poses such questions as: Why do people make and listen to music? What do they want from it? What does it give them? Numerous listening examples (corresponding to the 2-CD package that accompanies the text) prompt readers to listen closely to popular music and to learn about its history and the people and institutions that have produced it. American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV integrates detailed discussions of particular popular songs and recordings with a thoughtful consideration of the broader historical and cultural context. Other distinctive features include a rich illustration program, strong pedagogy including numerous boxed inserts, inclusion of earlier American popular music, and well-organized listening charts with lyrics. Themes such as the multicultural roots of popular styles, the development of musical technology, and the operations and strategies of the music industry unify the text. This book is an ideal text for courses in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, and Music. Its accessible style and warm tone will captivate students and other readers, encouraging them to become more critically aware listeners of popular music [Publisher description]
Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents the great blues singer, from her early days with Ma and Pa Rainer in the Moses Stokes Travelling Show, through her disastrous marriage and various lesbian affairs to her wild lifestyle on the road in her yellow Pullman railroad car
The Bessie Smith companion : a critical and detailed appreciation of the recordings by Edward Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American popular music : from minstrelsy to MTV
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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

Smita, Besija, 1894-1937

Smith, Bessie

Smith, Bessie Mae

Smith, Elizabeth.

Smith, Elizabeth 1894-1937

Smith, Elizabeth asi 1894-1937

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Смит, Бесси

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בסי סמית

בסי סמית זמרת אמריקאית

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English (156)

Italian (2)

American popular music : from minstrelsy to MTVBessieThe blues singers : ten who rocked the worldCelebrating the Duke, and Louis, Bessie, Billie, Bird, Carmen, Miles, Dizzy, and other heroesBessie Smith and the night ridersThe American dream ; The death of Bessie Smith ; Fam and Yam : three playsTurnip blues