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Bessie Smith

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Published by Viking in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


  • Smith, Bessie, -- 1895?-1937.,
  • Singers -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Blues (Songs, etc.) -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

StatementElaine Feinstein.
SeriesLives of modern women / general editor Emma Tennant, Lives of modern women
ContributionsTennant, Emma.
LC ClassificationsML420.S667
The Physical Object
Pagination(112)p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22294484M
ISBN 100670806420

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