Knowledge Identifier: +Bessie_Smith
The 1900 census indicates that Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in July 1892
In 1912, Clarence returned to Chattanooga, Tennessee with the Stokes troupe
J. Russel Robinson - Other popular compositions included the jazz standard "Eccentric" , "Jazzola" , "I Got a New Deal in Love", "Swing, Mr. Charlie", "Sapho Rag", "Two Time Dan", "Mary Jane" with Andy Razaf, "Beale Street Mama", "I'll Be in My Dixie Home Again Tomorrow", "Aggravatin' Papa", recorded in 1923 by Bessie Smith and Alberta Hunter with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, Florence Mills, Pearl Bailey, and Sophie Tucker, "Palesteena", the classic "Margie", "Mary Lou", "Singin' the Bl
Wilson Myers - He played drums with Bessie Smith in the middle of the 1920s, and played guitar and banjo professionally in addition to bass
Jazz - That year saw the first recording by Bessie Smith, the most famous of the 1920s blues singers
By 1923, when she began her recording career, Smith had taken up residence in Philadelphia
In 1933, John Hammond, who mentored Billie Holiday, asked Smith to record four sides for Okeh
Willie Bryant - He worked in various vaudeville productions for the next several years, and in 1934 he appeared in the show "Chocolate Revue" with Bessie Smith
Ottilie Patterson - In 1949 Ottilie went to study art at Belfast College of Technology, where a fellow student introduced her to the music of Bessie Smith, Jelly_Roll_Morton, and Meade Lux Lewis
The circumstances of Smith's death and the rumor promoted by Hammond formed the basis for Edward Albee's 1959 one-act play "The Death of Bessie Smith"
LaVern Baker - In 1964, she recorded a Bessie Smith tribute album, before leaving Atlantic and joining Brunswick Records, where she recorded the album "Let Me Belong to You"
In 2002 Smith's recording of the single, "Downhearted Blues", was included by the National Recording Preservation Board in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry
In 2015 HBO made a film commemorating the life of Bessie