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Bessie Smith died from Bigotry

Sept 26, 1937 American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in … Continue reading

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MusicWorld: Queen Latifah is The Lesbian Elvis

Rockabilly turned punk and rap was urban poetry the beat the beat the rap eh tat that TaDahthrump rapture Blondie bleat; The Go-Gos Got the Beat Poets Knows it Breakdance took over the street Rhythm rhyme jive talking that unbeatable … Continue reading

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Moving Movies: Queen Latifah Does Bessie

Why aren’t there any women performer bio-pics in the movie theatres? HBO | Movies | Bessie: Home The official website for Bessie on HBO, featuring videos, images, synopsis, and schedule information. hbo.com Director Dee Rees Cements Her Soft Style in … Continue reading

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Blues Women of the Apocolypse

       

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