Bessie Albertson

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Y. Davis
English | October 5th, 2011 | ASIN: B0036S4DVK, ISBN: 0679771263 | 465 pages | AZW3 | 2.23 MB

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture.

Bessie - Sporhunden 6 Volumes  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at April 21, 2017
Bessie - Sporhunden 6 Volumes

Bessie - Sporhunden 6 Volumes
Danish | CBR/CBZ | 6 Volumes | 177.9 Mb
Sarah Lenka - I Don't Dress Fine, Sarah Sings Bessie Smith (2016)

Sarah Lenka - I Don't Dress Fine, Sarah Sings Bessie Smith (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 40:59 min | 101 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Folk, Blues | Label: jazz&people

Elle ne faisait rien comme les autres, et surtout pas rentrer dans le rang. Voilà pourquoi Sarah Lenka chante Bessie Smith. Dans un registre folk-blues teinté de jazz, totalement acoustique, qui permet d’en redécouvrir l’émotion, Sarah Lenka restitue sans fard toute la profondeur de la Reine du Blues.

Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 15, 2016
Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)

Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 198 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 31 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Female Blues, Early Jazz | Charly Records #CDCD 1030

Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.

Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at April 20, 2016
Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)

Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:36 min | 169 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz | Label: Cappo Digital

The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her passionate voice overcame the primitive recording quality of the day and still communicates easily to today's listeners (which is not true of any other singer from that early period).
Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5 The Final Chapter (1996)

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5 The Final Chapter (1996)
Blues, Jazz, Vocal Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 122 min | 307 MB
Label: Columbia / Legacy | Rel: 1996

The last two-CD set in this five-volume collection contains a lot of curiosities, and several pieces of required listening as well: "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," "Do Your Duty," and "Gimme a Pigfoot" are all here. For curiosities, there's the St. Louis Blues soundtrack, from a film short that contains the only footage of Smith. The second CD consists entirely of interviews with Smith's niece, Ruby Smith, which, while of secondary interest to the music, make for fascinating listening. In a gradual, rambling way, Ruby constructs an image of her famous aunt that reveals additional facets of the Empress of the Blues.
LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997

LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Sequel/Atlantic | # RSA CD 914 | Time: 00:42:04

This is an album that should not have worked. LaVern Baker (a fine R&B singer) was joined by all-stars from mainstream jazz (including trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist Vic Dickenson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Quinichette and pianist Nat Pierce) for twelve songs associated with the great '20s blues singer Bessie Smith. Despite the potentially conflicting styles, this project is quite successful and often exciting. The arrangements by Phil Moore, Nat Pierce, and Ernie Wilkins do not attempt to re-create the original recordings; Baker sings in her own style (rather than trying to emulate Bessie Smith), and the hot solos work well with her vocals.

Bessie (2015)  Video

Posted by NaVi7 at Nov. 4, 2015
Bessie (2015)

Bessie (2015)
BDRip | AVI / XviD, 1542 Kbps | 720x406 | 1h 51mn | 1.37 GB
Italian: AC3, 192 Kbps (2 ch) | Subtitles: None
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

L’incredibile storia della leggendaria cantante blues Bessie Smith, da quando era una semplice e giovane cantante che lottava per sopravvivere sino ai successi che negli anni Venti l’hanno trasformata nell’imperatrice del blues rendendola un’icona…

Bessie (2015)  Video

Posted by NaVi7 at Aug. 17, 2015
Bessie (2015)

Bessie (2015)
BDRip | MKV / AVC, 956 Kbps | 720x406 | 1h 47mn | 1.03 GB
German: AC3, 384 Kbps (6 ch) | Subtitles: None
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts in Tennessee: Obwohl Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah) unter widrigen Umständen als Waisenkind aufwächst, zeigt sich schon früh, dass sie ein einzigartiges Talent im Bereich des Entertainments ist. Bald nimmt die Bluessängerin Ma Rainey (Mo’Nique ) das Mädchen unter ihre Fittiche und legt damit die Weichen für ihre beispiellose Karriere. „I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl“ und „Downhearted Blues“ sind die sinnlichen Hits, die sie zum Superstar machen werden. Doch auch hinter den Kulissen führt Bessie ein aufregendes Leben, denn ihr Alltag ist geprägt durch ein ausschweifendes Partyleben mit zig Affären. Als schwarze Frau, die keine Kompromisse eingeht, wurde sie zu einer frühen Ikone des Feminismus. Aber wie so oft im Leben sollte dem rasanten Aufstieg ein tiefer Fall folgen.

Bessie (2015)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at Aug. 14, 2015
Bessie (2015)

Bessie (2015)
BDRip | MKV / AVC@940 kb/s | 720x406 | 1h 51mn | 844 MB | English: AAC, 110 kb/s (2 ch)
BRRip | MKV / AVC@1480 kb/s | 720x400 | 1h 51mn | 1.46 GB | English: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch)
BDRip 720p | MKV / AVC@5472 kb/s | 1280x720 | 1h 51mn | 5.46 GB | English: DTS, 1509 kb/s (6 ch)
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.