Albertson, Chris: Bessie, Revised and Expanded Edition
Bessie, Revised and Expanded Edition, Chris Albertson
Published 2003, Yale University Press, 314 pages
ISBN 0-300-10756-0 (paperback edition)
The definitive biography of classic blues singer Bessie Smith, beautifully told. Hailed by the New Yorker, LA Times, Atlantic Monthly, Times Literary Supplement. Includes photos and illustrations, discography, and a list of suggested reading.