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Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay
  

Bessie Smith

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Synopsis

Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay

Bessie Smith was certainly the greatest blues singer who lived and probably one of the greatest and most influential singers of the twentieth century. Her blues songs mirrored her tempestuous life as she travelled across America performing and making records, taking both male and female lovers, achieving great wealth and stardom until her eventual decline during the years of the depression. She died in a car crash in 1937 aged 43.

About the Author

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh. She is a poet, novelist and writer of short stories and has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. Her novel Trumpet won the Guardian Fiction Prize and is a modern classic. She has published two collections of stories with Picador, Why Don't You Stop Talking and Wish I Was Here. She teaches at Newcastle University, and lives in Manchester.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th October 1997

Author

Jackie Kay

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Publisher

Absolute Press

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Music: styles & genres
Biography: arts & entertainment
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups

ISBN

9781899791705

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