Bessie Smith
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
//Columns

Singing the Low-Down, Down-Low Blues
10 Jul 2014 // 8:30 PM

Women in jazz can sing about their same-sex experiences, while men tend to stay deeply in the closet. Odd, considering the genre once embraced such dalliances.

//Reviews

How Pioneering Blues Women Were All But Written out of "Official" Blues History
13 Jan 2015 // 8:05 PM

While industry gatekeepers were invested in a specific image of black performance, black performers themselves had different ideas.

Bessie Smith: The Complete Columbia Recordings
4 Dec 2012 // 4:06 PM

Not only would we not have had Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Janis Joplin without Bessie Smith, we wouldn't have singers like Amy Winehouse and Adele.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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