What a voice! What a woman!
I would not call Bessie Blues so much as vaudeville and Jazz, but she certainly could sing and I love her voice and style.
She’s soothing. She makes me laugh and she makes me cry. She always had the best musicians. Superb.
The story of her life is one of highs and lows.
I visited the place where she died. She was in a car accident and they would not take her to the hospital – it was for whites only. They took her to the Riverside Hotel. She died there.
Her death was a tragedy but her life was a riot!! I guess she lived a lot!!