A great vocalist from the 1920's
Biography: Bessie Smith, "The Empress of the Blues"
Bessie Smith was known for her voice. Bessie Smith was a Blues singer for a living. Her career started as her being a dancer. She sang on street corners and later became known for her very rich voice. Bessie grew up in Tennessee. People from all around came to hear her sing. A lot of her audiences were made up of white people. Her voice could be heard very loudly and clearly without a microphone.
Bessie Smith's impact on the 1920's
Bessie Smith had a very big impact on the 1920's. Her voice was very appealing to many different crowds. She sang with so much soul in each song. The 1920's is remembered for its music.
Bessie Smith in action
Bessie Smith started her career as a dancer.
Before she was well known
Before Bessie Smith was well known she sang on street corners for money.
Bessie Smith's recordings
This is one of Bessie Smith's albums.
Bessie Smith - Mini Bio
Bessie Smith Biography video
Q1: What did Bessie Smith do before she became a singer?