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The band Bessie Smith was founded in 1894. Before coming to fame, the band got it’s start in Chattanooga. Generally, music journalists would define Bessie Smith’s style within the genre/s of blues, jazz, and other rock music.

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Ma Rainey

"Ma" Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett, September 1882 or April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939) was one of the earliest African-American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of blues singers to record. She was billed as the "Mother of the Blue... [wikipedia]
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Victoria Spivey

Victoria Regina Spivey (October 15, 1906 – October 3, 1976), sometimes known as Queen Victoria, was an American blues singer and songwriter. During a recording career that spanned 40 years, from 1926 to the mid-1960s, she worked with Louis Armstrong, King Oli... [wikipedia]
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Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, swing, and pop music on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters notable recordings... [wikipedia]
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Lucille Bogan

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Big Mama Thornton

Willie Mae Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984), better known as Big Mama Thornton, was an American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog", in 1952, which became her biggest hit, staying sev... [wikipedia]
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Memphis Minnie

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Mamie Smith

Mamie Smith (née Robinson; May 26, 1891 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist, and actress. As a vaudeville singer she performed in various styles, including jazz and blues. In 1920, she entered blues history as the first Afr... [wikipedia]
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Tampa Red

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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide... [wikipedia]
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Billie Holiday

Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning for 26 years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovativ... [wikipedia]
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Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim (born John Len Chatman, September 3, 1915 – February 24, 1988) was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflecting the popular appeal of jump blues, included saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. A song he... [wikipedia]
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Blind Lemon Jefferson

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Lonnie Johnson

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Big Joe Williams

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Blind Willie Mctell

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Alberta Hunter

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What Genre is Bessie Smith?

Bessie Smith genre is not easily defined. Music magazines and journalists have different opinions on a clearly defined genre for Bessie Smith. However, many describe the style within the genre/s of blues, jazz, and other rock music.

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