Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith in 1923, the year of her first record, which sold 780,000 copies in six months. It earned her only $125, but it established her as the leading blues singer. From BESSIE SMITH: EMPRESS OF THE BLUES (Schirmer Books/Frank Music, April 15).

Dublin Core

Title

Bessie Smith

Subject

Blues musicians; Sexual minorities; Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937; Women blues musicians

Description

Bessie Smith in 1923, the year of her first record, which sold 780,000 copies in six months. It earned her only $125, but it established her as the leading blues singer. From BESSIE SMITH: EMPRESS OF THE BLUES (Schirmer Books/Frank Music, April 15).

Creator

Harold Jackman Memorial Committee

Source

Countee Cullen-Harold Jackman memorial collection

Date

1923

Contributor

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Rights

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Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Black-and-white photographs

Identifier

auc.034.0028