Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues – by Donna Herula

Bessie Smith was the biggest blues star of the 1920’s and 1930’s. She was so popular that she was known

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Kickin’ It With Matt Hendricks: The Blues Begins

When I was growing up and getting into music, I knew about the blues and some of it’s bigger performers

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Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues – By Donna Herula

Women have made tremendous contributions to blues music…” – Donna Herula   One of the earliest blues superstars was Ma

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