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Bessie Smith
   has the epitaph   
"The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing"
Mount Lawn Cemetery; Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Empty Bed Blues
   was released by   
Bessie Smith
1928 - inducted in 1983
St. Louis Blues
   was released by   
Bessie Smith With Louis Armstrong
1925 - inducted in 1993
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (1923)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Back Water Blues (1927)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Gulf Coast Blues (1923)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (1923)
Blues standard written by Jimmy Cox in 1923; Smith's version is more vaudeville-style blues; interpreted by numerous musicians in a variety of styles over the years.
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Downhearted Blues (1923)
Blues classic composed by jazz singer Alberta Hunter and musician Lovie Austin; Smith's recorded the song with piano accompaniment by Clarence Williams; eventually selling 2 million copies; included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress; recorded by a host of noteworthy musicians including Son House; Smith's version received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Saint Louis Blues (1925)
Popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in 1914 in the blues style; Smith's version has Louis Armstron on trumpet; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993; performed by a host of luminaries including Cab Caqlloway, Bing Crosby, Paul Robeson, Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Atkins, Dave Brubeck and Chuck Berry; Grammy Hall of Fame Award winner.
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Empty Bed Blues (1928)
Grammy Hall of Fame Award winner
Bessie Smith
   was a/an   
Singer
The most popular female blues singer of the 20's and 30's; 1894-1937
Downhearted Blues
   was released by   
Bessie Smith
1923 - inducted in 2006
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
After You've Gone (1927)
Popular song composed by Turner Layton with lyrics by Henry Creamer; recoreded by a host of blues singers over the ages.






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