Empress Of The Blues

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20040601

1/6. George Melly presents a six-part series dedicated to the life and work of Bessie Smith, going behind the myths to debunk some of the untruths that surround the blues legend.

20040608

2/6. George Melly presents the second in a six-part series dedicated to the life and work of Bessie Smith, debunking some of the untruths that surround the blues legend.

20040622

4/6. George Melly continues his series dedicated to the life and work of Bessie Smith with a look at Edward Albee's play, The Death of Bessie Smith, including an interview with Albee himself.

20040629

5/6. George Melly presents the fifth in a six-part series dedicated to the life and work of Bessie Smith. This edition chronicles the strange circumstances surrounding her death.

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George Melly presents a series dedicated to the life and work of Bessie Smith, going behind the myths to debunk some of the untruths that surround the blues legend.

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Looking at Edward Albee's play, The Death of Bessie Smith, including an interview with Albee himself.

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This edition chronicles the strange circumstances surrounding her death.

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