Bessie: Revised and Expanded Edition

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Product Details

Price
$40.80
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.46 X 0.85 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300107562

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About the Author

Chris Albertson is the acknowledged authority on Bessie Smith. A long-time contributor to Stereo Review, Down Beat, Saturday Review, and other publications, he has written extensive liner notes for jazz and blues albums and has produced a wide array of recordings, radio, and television programs.

Reviews

"The first estimable full-length biography not only of Bessie Smith but of any black musician."--Whitney Balliett, New Yorker (on the first edition)

"A remarkably clear-eyed examination of Smith's personality (and sexuality) and, more important, of the gritty and greedy music business."--Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly

"The most devastating, provocative, and enlightening work of its kind ever contributed to the annals of jazz literature."--Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times (on the first edition)