As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Books, we recommend Bessie, a biography of Bessie Smith by Chris Albertson.
This is the best biography of Bessie Smith that we have read.
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When you are in Clarksdale, Mississippi be sure to see the Riverside Hotel, where Bessie Smith died.
In Memphis, Tennessee you might want to check out the Daisy Theater on Beale Street, where Bessie Smith attended the premiere of her movie St. Louis Blues.
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