Why did bessie smith become a blues singer?

Answer Bessie Smith (1894-1937) was a popular blues singer in the 1920 and 1930s. According to, she was known as the "Empress of Blues."HistoryBessie Smith, born in Tennessee, ran away to es... Read More »

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Roadhouse Blues By The Doors or Bell Bottom Blues - Eric Clapton?

For sure Roadhouse Blues....Last summer at our chapter we had a big blow kinds of bike and music...well someone knew that is one of my favorites by the doors and ask... Read More »

What does the surname Bessie mean?

In English, Bessie is short for Elizabeth, meaning "my God is bountiful" or "God of plenty." Bessie also comes from Hebrew and means "consecrated to God." Bessie can be short for Beth, Betsy, Betti... Read More »

What did Bessie ask Jane when she came to see her?

Had she heard anything from her father's relatives, the Eyres?