Dozens of blues musicians, some as famous as Bessie Smith, were buried in unmarked graves.
Julien had trouble competing in the flamboyance category with his occasional air show mate, Bessie Coleman.
Bessie Smith once sang of wanting a pig foot and a bottle of beer and to be left alone because she was “in my sin.”
I needed to understand more about his mother, Bessie Gilmore.
He was wandering disconsolately on the shore when Bessie approached him.
Josie Lockwood rustles into hearing with Bessie Gabriel in tow.
He should have said my sister,” Bessie returned—“when she treats you to such flights as that.
Claps on cover, runs and sits on sofa between Jenny and Bessie.
Bessie (Staring eyes, hair loose, back against railings; calls out).
"Bessie, you're reet clipt and heeled for sure," responded her companion.