BESSIE SMITH: portrait of a blues great
Fri Oct 10 19:11:23 EDT 2003
Always been a Dinah Washington fan myself. Bessie's voice was too high
pitched and nasally for my taste FYI.
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Subject: Re: BESSIE SMITH: portrait of a blues great
She was /my/ gateway to the blues. I was about 12, it was
1950 or so. I didn't quite get it at first but within a year I
was looking for her reissues myself.
And she and her ilk are why I don't get excited about the
bulk of the electric rock/blues I hear all the time. Early
exposure to the real thing can spoil one's taste for shoddy
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