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The best album by Bessie Smith is The Collection which is ranked number 18,415 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 58.

Bessie Smith is ranked number 5,786 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 117.

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Bessie Smith best albums

The following albums by Bessie Smith are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Collection
Compilation
United States Bessie Smith
Year of Release:1989Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1989:281Rank Score:58
Rank in 1980s2,583Overall Rank:18,415
Average Rating:  76/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.

Empress Of The Blues
Compilation
United States Bessie Smith
Year of Release:2004Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 2004:525Rank Score:38
Rank in 2000s5,952Overall Rank:22,378
Average Rating:  73/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.

Bessie Smith Album
Compilation
United States Bessie Smith
Year of Release:1938Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1938:2Rank Score:18
Rank in 1930s4Overall Rank:29,943
Average Rating:  74/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Empress Of The BluesUnited States Bessie Smith
Year of Release:1940Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1940:4Rank Score:3
Rank in 1940s22Overall Rank:57,830
Average Rating:  74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Empress Of The Blues Vol. 2United States Bessie Smith
Year of Release:1947Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1947:None
Rank in 1940sNone
Average Rating:  74/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

The Complete Recordings Vol. 1
Compilation
United States Bessie Smith
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1991:None
Rank in 1990sNone
Average Rating:  73/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Essential Bessie Smith
Compilation
United States Bessie Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1997:None
Rank in 1990sNone
Average Rating:  73/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 5,786

This may not be a complete discography for Bessie Smith. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Bessie Smith ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 4 votes)
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From spinout 03/04/2016 19:04
Bessie has for me the best blues voice ever. Too bad her recordings are mostly jazzy, without much guitar work. But her voice is amazing.
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