Me and Bessie: Musical Info & Synopsis


Me and Bessie is a one-woman musical revue based on the life of Bessie Smith, the “Empress of the Blues”. Through a combination of storytelling and Bessie’s iconic songs, including the blues standard “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”, Me and Bessie celebrates the life and legacy of one of the greatest voices in blues history.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

Cast Size: 1

Genre: Revue

Setting: N/A

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Various

Book: Will Holt, Linda Hopkins

Cast Albums

Original Cast (1976)➝


1970s, BiographicalBlack ArtistsGospelJazzRevueSoul

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