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Today in History - Bessie Smith
8 August 2016 @ 8:43 am

"The greatest blues singer in the world will never stop singing."

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Bessie Smith
27 August 2014 @ 9:12 am

"Janis Joplin, a rock superstar, felt she owed her style and urgency to Bessie. 'No one ever hit me so hard,' she told me one night as we listened to a Bessie Smith recording in one of Columbia's editing rooms. 'Bessie made me want to sing.'" - from Bessie, by Chris Albertson. It's also been reported that in this month in 1970, Janis helped provide the gravestone for Bessie Smith.

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