Hear a clip of music from Bessie Smith's song Jail-House Blues (B. Smith, C. Williams. Columbia Records: Friday, September 21, 1923; 830kb file.)
Further Resources for Studying Bessie Smith
- Blue Flame Café
- Bessie Smith Links Page
- Talking To The Day
- Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, Angela Y. Davis
- Bessie, Chris Albertson
- Bessie Smith, Elaine Feinstein
Return to the New York City Women's Biography Hub
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Prepared by Joan Hemsworth, a student in Professor Catherine Lavender's History/Women's Studies 386 (Women in New York City, 1890-1940) course, The Department of History and The Program in Women's Studies, The College of Staten Island of The City University of New York.
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Fall Semester 1998. Last modified: 14 December, 1998