ONLINE CLASS: Aint Nobody's Business If I Do: A Celebration of Bessie Smith (2229)

One Sunday: February 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. ET

$50 Per Person (10% off for members)
Frequently referred to as The Empress Of The Blues, vocalist Bessie Smith's short but fruitful career moved the world with sensual, swinging, and intoxicating recordings of pop standards. Her projects included Alexander's Ragtime Band, as well as equally riveting blues songs such as Downhearted Blues and Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out. We'll revel in these and other still arresting recordings, and discuss some of the subtle but powerful lyrical content found within songs Smith made famous. I look forward to exploring Smith's poignant, wry and sometime bawdy legacy with you. One Sunday: February 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. ET

Recommeded book:

Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay (9780593314272)

Reuben Jackson is an Archivist with the University of the District Of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. From 1989 until 2009, he was Archivist and Curator with the Smithsonian Institution’s Duke Ellington Collection. Reuben is also the author of a volume of poetry entitled Scattered Clouds (2019, Alan Squire Publishing).

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Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend By Jackie Kay Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593314272
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 2021