Empress Of The Blues

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0120040601

George Melly presents a series dedicated to the life and work of Bessie Smith, going behind the myths to debunk some of the untruths that surround the blues legend.

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0420040622

Looking at Edward Albee's play, The Death of Bessie Smith, including an interview with Albee himself.

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This edition chronicles the strange circumstances surrounding her death.

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This edition chronicles the strange circumstances surrounding her death.