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Bessie Smith : empress of the blues

Author: Bessie Smith; Chris Albertson; Gunther Schuller; George N Terry; Clifford G Richter
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : Blues : Popular music : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Blues (Music)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937.
Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues.
New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, c1975
(OCoLC)639626544
Document Type: Musical Score
Music Type: Blues; Popular music
All Authors / Contributors: Bessie Smith; Chris Albertson; Gunther Schuller; George N Terry; Clifford G Richter
OCLC Number: 3524189
Notes: Songs, principally by Bessie Smith; for voice and piano, with chord symbols.
"A Schirmer Songbook"--Cover.
"Transcribed from Bessie's recorded renditions"--P. [144].
Includes biographical information and pictures of Bessie Smith, p. [6] - 30.
Includes index.
Description: 1 score (143, [1] p.) : ill., port. ; 28 cm.
Contents: It makes my love come down --
Long road --
Jailhouse blues --
Dirty no-gooder's blues --
Down in the dumps --
In the house blues --
Shipwreck blues --
Safety mamma --
Take me for a buggy ride --
Blue blues --
Wasted life blues --
Standin' in the rain blues --
Squeeze me --
Baby won't you please come home --
Pickpocket blues --
Backwater blues --
Young woman's blues --
See if I'll care --
New Orleans hop scop blues --
Nobody knows you when you're down and out --
Baby doll --
Please help me get him off my mind --
Reckless blues --
My man blues --
Poor man's blues --
Hard time blues --
Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do --
Cake walking babies from home --
Gimme a pigfoot --
Gulf Coast blues.
Other Titles: It makes my love come down.
Jailhouse blues.
Dirty no-gooder's blues.
Down in the dumps.
In the house blues.
Shipwreck blues.
Take me for a buggy ride.
Blue blues.
Wasted life blues.
Standin' in the rain blues.
Squeeze me.
Baby won't you please come home.
Pickpocket blues.
Backwater blues.
Young woman's blues.
See if I'll care.
New Orleans hop scop blues.
Nobody knows you when your down and out.
Baby doll.
Please help me get him off my mind.
Reckless blues.
My man blues.
Poor man's blues.
Hard time blues.
Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do.
Cake walking babies from home.
Gimme a pigfoot.
Gulf Coast blues.
Songs.
Empress of the blues
Responsibility: compilation and biography by Chris Albertson ; notes on Bessie Smith's singing style by Gunther Schuller ; musical arrangements by George N. Terry ; edited by Clifford Richter.

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