In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and dancers.
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QUEEN OF THE BLUES (original poster-all caps)
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This short film starring Bessie Smith
was built around the blues singer's song of the same title. It is the only footage of her in existence. See more
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St. Louis Blues
Written by W.C. Handy
Sung by Bessie Smith See more