Music Birthday: Bessie Smith

🔊🥳Today, April 15, 1894, Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Smith has a song called ‘Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home,’ released by Columbia Records in 1923, this version popularized the song originally written by Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams. Smith’s version peaked at no. 6 on the US Hot 100.

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