The Empress of the Blues!
Bessie Smith was an American blues singer who was nicknamed The Queen Of Blues and later upgraded to Empress.
Smith is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era (the 20s and 30s) and along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists.
Over the past twenty-five years, Bessie Smith has been inducted into several Hall Of Fames including Rock And Roll, Big Band And Jazz, Blues, Grammy Lifetime Achievement and the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.
Notable songs include, The St. Louis Blues, Downhearted Blues, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home and T’ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do.
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Chords & Guitar Lessons
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home is a Jazz/Blues written by Clarence Williams.
Sung by Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole & Ella Fitzgerald it has become a jazz standard.
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Lyrics
Baby won’t you please come home, ’cause your mama’s all alone.
I have cried in vain, never no more to call your name.
When you left you broke my heart,
’cause I never thought we’d part.