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Ruby Smith (August 24, 1903 – March 24, 1977) was a classic female blues singer. She was a niece, by marriage, of the better known Bessie Smith, who discouraged Ruby from a recording career. Nevertheless, following Bessie's death in 1937, Ruby went on to record twenty-one sides between 1938 and 1947. She is also known for her recorded explicit, and candid observations, on her own and Bessie's lifestyle.

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Ruby Smith (August 1903 – March was a classic female blues singer…

Bessie Smith

There is a remarkable story tucked halfway through Bessie, Chris Albertson’s biography of the blues singer Bessie Smith, in which Smith approaches a c.

Lil Green (December 22, 1919 – April 14, 1954) was an American blues singer and songwriter. She was among the leading female rhythm and blues singers of the 1940s, possessed with an ability to bring power to ordinary material and compose superior songs of her own.

Lil Green (December 1919 – April was an American blues singer and songwriter. She was among the leading female rhythm and blues singers of the possessed with an ability to bring power to ordinary material and compose superior songs of

Duke’s Girl Singers: Maria Ellington, Joya Sherrill & Kay Davis. Photograph by Bruno of Hollywood c.1950s.

Duke’s Girl Singers: Maria Ellington, Joya Sherrill, & Kay Davis. Photograph by Bruno of Hollywood (Source: siris-archives.

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN STORY PART 2 ON THE CHANCELLOR OF SOUL'S SOUL FACTS SHOW

William Edward John , better known by his stage name Little Willie John, was a R…

Josie Miles (c. 1900 – c. 1953–65) was an American vaudeville and blues singer. She was one of the classic female blues singers popular in the 1920s.

Josie Miles (c. 1900 – c. was an American vaudeville and blues singer. She was one of the classic female blues singers popular in the

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith, Blues and Jazz Singer. She was the voice of the Roaring Twenties.

Portrait of American jazz vocalist and performer Maxine Sullivan, 1938

Maxine Sullivan: she died She was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania. She sang jazz and had a voice like velvet.

hennyproud: “ Billie Holiday in her dressing at the Down Beat Club, c.

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