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Bessie Smith : empress of the blues. [Vol. 1].

Author: Bessie SmithLouis ArmstrongFred LongshawJoe SmithFletcher HendersonAll authors
Publisher: [Bridgeport, Conn.] : Columbia, [1940?]
Series: Hot jazz classic, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Music : 78 rpm : English
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Blues; Jazz
All Authors / Contributors: Bessie Smith; Louis Armstrong; Fred Longshaw; Joe Smith; Fletcher Henderson; Charlie Green; Porter Grainger; Fletcher Henderson's Hot Six.; Blue Boys (Musical group : Bessie Smith)
OCLC Number: 32222789
Notes: Vocal blues with instrumental acc.
Title from container cover.
Original issue: Columbia 14064-D (side 1), 14079-D (side 2), 14179-D (side 4), 14158-D (side 5), 14147-D (side 6), 14312-D (sides 7-8).
Side 3 "previously unissued."
"A hot jazz classic."
"Album #4 in a series of re-issues of the original records that made jazz history"--Container cover.
Biographical and program notes by George Avakian on container.
Performer(s): Bessie Smith, vocals ; various instrumentalists.
Event notes: Recorded on Jan. 14, 1925 (sides 1-2), May 5, 1925 (side 3), May 4, 1926 (sides 5-6), Oct. 26, 1926 (side 4), and Mar. 20, 1928 (sides 7-8).
Description: 4 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in.
Contents: [Disc 1]. Cold in hand blues / Gee, Longshaw (Louis Armstrong, cornet; Fred Longshaw, piano) ; You've been a good ole wagon / Smith, Balcom (Louis Armstrong, cornet; Fred Longshaw, piano) --
[Disc 2]. Cake walking babies : (from home) / Smith, Troy, Williams (Henderson's Hot Six) ; Young woman's blues / Smith (Bessie Smith and her Blue Boys) --
[Disc 3]. Lost your head blues / Smith (Joe Smith, trumpet; Fletcher Henderson, piano) ; Baby doll / Smith (Joe Smith, trumpet; Fletcher Henderson, piano) --
[Disc 4]. Empty bed blues : (part I) / J.C. Johnson (Charlie Green, trombone; Porter Grainger, piano) ; Empty bed blues : (part II) / J.C. Johnson (Charlie Green, trombone; Porter Grainger, piano).
Series Title: Hot jazz classic, no. 5.
Other Titles: Cold in hand blues.
You've been a good ole wagon.
Cake walkin' babies from home.
Young woman's blues.
Lost your head blues.
Baby doll.
Empty bed blues.
Hot jazz classics : Bessie Smith

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