before there was Beyonce, there was Bessie Smith.

before there was Beyonce, there was Bessie Smith.

  1. kultalintu reblogged this from gonnabeabeautifulnight and added:
    Wow, haven’t seen this photo of Bessie Smith before. Via
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  3. wthellokitty reblogged this from damekatharsis and added:
    Bessie. Ma Rainey and young Ethel Waters. Film Historian Donald Bogle just published a book on Ethel, Heat Wave.
  4. msenjoli reblogged this from damekatharsis and added:
    Also? I own this bio. It’s an excellent read.
  5. daisen-in reblogged this from damekatharsis and added:
    Her “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” makes my heart ache.
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    Absolutely.
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