Blues on My Mind

Natural Disaster: Bessie Smith's "Back Water Blues"

March 29, 2020 Julia B Simon Season 7 Episode 8
Blues on My Mind
Natural Disaster: Bessie Smith's "Back Water Blues"
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Blues on My Mind
Natural Disaster: Bessie Smith's "Back Water Blues"
Mar 29, 2020 Season 7 Episode 8
Julia B Simon

What is stride piano? What does it sound like? What does James P. Johnson contribute to Bessie Smith's rendition of "Back Water Blues"?  Explore these and other questions.

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What is stride piano? What does it sound like? What does James P. Johnson contribute to Bessie Smith's rendition of "Back Water Blues"?  Explore these and other questions.