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  1. Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone

    Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory

    By Melanie E. Bratcher

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book explores the relationship between three African American women's dance-art-music sensibilities within the context of a Pan African aesthetic. Its purpose is three-fold: to show commonalities between Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone's lives and original compositions; to codify,...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

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