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