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Bessie Smith
August 27 2014 @ 9:12 am

"Janis Joplin, a rock superstar, felt she owed her style and urgency to Bessie. 'No one ever hit me so hard,' she told me one night as we listened to a Bessie Smith recording in one of Columbia's editing rooms. 'Bessie made me want to sing.'" - from Bessie, by Chris Albertson. It's also been reported that in this month in 1970, Janis helped provide the gravestone for Bessie Smith.

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Question of the Day
August 25 2014 @ 9:18 am

Your perfect set list would be...?

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Song of the Day
August 24 2014 @ 8:10 am

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Trouble In Mind"?

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