BESSIE SMITH MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

BESSIE SMITH MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

120.00

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.

ROUTE 61: On September 26, 1937, Smith was critically injured in a car crash while traveling along U.S. Route 61 between Memphis and Clarksdale. Smith's grave was unmarked until a tombstone was erected on August 7, 1970, paid for by the singer Janis Joplin and Juanita Green, who as a child had done housework for Smith.

“DOWNHEARTED BLUES”: It was released as her first single (with "Gulf Coast Blues" on the B-side); 780,000 copies were sold in the first six months, and eventually 2 million copies were sold

1937:Smith's funeral was held in Philadelphia a little over a week later, on October 4, 1937. Her body was originally laid out at Upshur's funeral home. As word of her death spread through Philadelphia's black community, the body had to be moved to the O.V. Catto Elks Lodge to accommodate the estimated 10,000 mourners who filed past her coffin on Sunday, October 3. Contemporary newspapers reported that her funeral was attended by about seven thousand people. 

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A mystery sweatshirt is a sweatshirt dedicated to an iconic person by 3 embroidered clues.

The sweatshirt comes either in black with white embroideries or grey with black embroideries.

There is a catalogue of almost 200 people available for order, with icons of art, music, literature, fashion, cinema and crime.

We have been making these sweatshirts for almost 5 years and they have been our best selling products. People love them as they are a clever and well designed way to pay homage to all these inspiring legends. All the clues are carefully researched, these sweatshirts make a really special and thoughtful present. 

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