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

Singing the Low-Down, Down-Low Blues
10 Jul 2014 // 9:30 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 // 9:05 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 // 5:06 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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

// Notes from the Road

"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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