Quote from singer Bessie Smith describing blues music in 1924

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Quote from singer Bessie Smith describing blues music in 1924 - Blues' Not Funny' Says Bessie Smith - "V 0 - "...
Blues' Not Funny' Says Bessie Smith - "V 0 - " Bessie Smith F amoux Record Queen Tells Origin of Modern Song and Dance Hits. Bessie Smith, record star, coming to the Lincoln Theater next week, says "blues" are not funny songs. "Of course, the modern songs are greatly modified," she declare, "but the original blu - es songs are deep, emotional melodies, bespeaking a troubled heart." Miss Smith has a strong, clear voice and enunciates very distinctly. Her program at the Lincoln will include a number of her recent successes.

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  1. The Pittsburgh Courier,
  2. 15 Mar 1924, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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