Ladies Singin' The Blues

Bessie Smith, and Mamie Smith were amongst the first popular singers during the 1920s. Later came Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Koko Taylor and their contemporaries, creating a new female blues style. Today, Shemekia Copeland, Sharrie Williams and Ruthie Foster are some of the newer names in female blues.

Bessie Smith , and Mamie Smith were amongst the first popular singers during the 1920s. Later came Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James , Koko Taylor and their... read more »
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Ladies Singin' The Blues

Bessie Smith, and Mamie Smith were amongst the first popular singers during the 1920s. Later came Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Koko Taylor and their contemporaries, creating a new female blues style. Today, Shemekia Copeland, Sharrie Williams and Ruthie Foster are some of the newer names in female blues.

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