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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.

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 Bessie Smith tunes 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.

If you want to be a songwriter that starts from scratch, you should study these early jazz blues tunes, this is where it all comes from and nobody sang them better than Bessie.

If you want to become a great improviser, you should also study these tunes as the chord progressions they have is the foundation of jazz.

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Baby Won’t You Please Come Home

| D7 | B7 | Em7 | A7 |
Baby won’t you please come home, ’cause your mama’s all alone.
| D7 | B7 | Em7 | A7 |
I have cried in vain, never no more to call your name.

Baby Won’t You Please Come Home chords.

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