NPR logo

Writer and Producer Chris Albertson

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1315822/1315823" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Writer and Producer Chris Albertson

Writer and Producer Chris Albertson

Writer and Producer Chris Albertson

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1315822/1315823" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Writer and producer Chris Albertson is considered an authority on blues singer Bessie Smith. His 1971 biography of Smith has been reissued in a new revised and expanded edition. It's called Bessie, and it contains new details on Smith's early years, new interview material, and a chapter devoted to events and responses that followed the original publication.