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The essential Bessie Smith.

Author: Bessie Smith; Chris Albertson; W C Handy; Irving Berlin; Theodore A Metz
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Sony Music Entertainment, Inc., ℗1997.
Series: Roots n' blues.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Bessie Smith was a famous blues singer during the 1920's and 30's. All of these recordings were made during a 10 year period from 1923-1933. Includes 36 tracks on 2 discs that feature performances with Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.
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Genre/Form: Jazz
Blues (Music)
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Blues; Jazz
All Authors / Contributors: Bessie Smith; Chris Albertson; W C Handy; Irving Berlin; Theodore A Metz
OCLC Number: 38000176
Notes: Compact discs.
Biographical notes on Smith, by Chris Albertson, in booklet.
Credits: Roots n' blues series producer: Lawrence Cohn.
Performer(s): Bessie Smith, vocals ; with various instrumental accompaniment.
Event notes: Recorded on various dates between April 11, 1923 and November 24, 1933 in New York City.
Description: 2 audio discs (113 min., 42 sec.) : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Disc one: Aggravatin' papa (3:16) --
Baby won't you please come home (2:55) --
'Taint nobody's bizness if I do (3:26) --
Jail-house blues (3:13) --
Graveyard dream blues (2:43) --
Ticket agent, ease your window down (3:17) --
Boweavil blues (2:51) --
Weeping willow blues (3:09) --
Dying gambler's blues (2:57) --
St. Louis blues (3:10) --
You've been a good ole wagon (3:28) --
Cake walkin' babies from home (3:09) --
Careless love blues (3:25) --
I ain't goin' to play second fiddle (3:21) --
At the Christmas ball (3:24) --
Jazzbo Brown from Memphis town (3:19) --
Backwater blues (3:17) --
After you've gone (2:56). Disc two: Alexander's ragtime band (2:58) --
There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight (3:18) --
Trombone Cholly (3:09) --
Send me to the 'lectric chair (3:29) --
A good man is hard to find (2:58) --
Dyin' by the hour (2:58) --
Me and my gin (2:49) --
Kitchen man (2:55) --
Nobody knows you when you're down and out (2:56) --
On revival day (a rhythmic spiritual) (2:54) --
Moan, you moaners (3:11) --
Black mountain blues (3:07) --
Shipwreck blues (3:19) --
Need a little sugar in my bowl (2:47) --
Do your duty (3:23) --
Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer (3:28) --
Take me for a buggy ride (2:35) --
Down in the dumps (3:09).
Series Title: Roots n' blues.
Other Titles: Aggravatin' papa.
Baby won't you please come home.
'Taint nobody's bizness if I do.
Jail-house blues.
Graveyard dream blues.
Ticket agent, ease your window down.
Boweavil blues.
Weeping willow blues.
Dying gambler's blues.
You've been a good ole wagon.
Cake walkin' babies from home.
Careless love blues.
I ain't goin' to play second fiddle.
At the Christmas ball.
Jazzbo Brown from Memphis town.
Backwater blues.
After you've gone.
There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight.
Trombone Cholly.
Send me to the 'lectric chair.
Good man is hard to find.
Dyin' by the hour.
Me and my gin.
Kitchen man.
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
On revival day.
Rhythmic spiritual.
Moan, you moaners.
Black mountain blues.
Shipwreck blues.
Need a little sugar in my bowl.
Do your duty.
Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer.
Take me for a buggy ride.
Down in the dumps.

Abstract:

Bessie Smith was a famous blues singer during the 1920's and 30's. All of these recordings were made during a 10 year period from 1923-1933. Includes 36 tracks on 2 discs that feature performances with Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.

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