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Bessie Smith The Bessie Smith Collection 1923-33 (2CD)

Bessie Smith The Bessie Smith Collection 1923-33 (2CD)

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Bessie Smith was not only the first significant female blues singer to emerge during the early electric recording era, but her influence and reputation is such that she is still rightly hailed as the most important and greatest female blues artist in the annals of the genre, rightly given the title The Empress Of The Blues. Her recording career was compressed into the decade covered by this collection, her career being blighted by the Depression, although she was actively performing and expanding her audience when she was killed in a car crash in 1937.

This excellent set is selected from the 160 recordings she made for Columbia, and does not duplicate any titles which appear on the Fabulous labels existing Bessie Smith 2-CD set Bessie Smith Greatest Hits (FADCD2004), and so the two together will give collectors around half of her entire recorded output, including some lesser known material alongside the famous classics. During her career, she recorded with eminent musicians of the day accompanying her and most of them are featured in this collection, including Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, James P. Johnson, Clarence Williams, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and Don Redman.
 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Beale Street Mama Bessie Smith
2 Keeps On A-Rainin (Papa He Can't Make No Time) Bessie Smith
3 Outside Of That Bessie Smith
4 Midnight Blues Bessie Smith
5 Nobody In Town Can Bake A Sweet Jelly Roll Like My Man Bessie Smith
6 Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time Bessie Smith
7 I'm Going Back To My Used To Be Bessie Smith
8 Mistreatin' Daddy Bessie Smith
9 Frosty Mornin' Blues Bessie Smith
10 Eavesdropper Blues Bessie Smith
11 Sorrowful Blues Bessie Smith
12 House Rent Blues Bessie Smith
13 Weeping Willow Blues Bessie Smith
14 Dying Gambler's Blues Bessie Smith
15 Reckless Blues Bessie Smith
16 Sobbin' Hearted Blues Bessie Smith
17 Cold In Hand Blues Bessie Smith
18 St Louis Blues Bessie Smith
19 Cake Walkin' Babies Bessie Smith
20 J.C.Holmes Blues Bessie Smith
21 My Man Blues Bessie Smith
22 Nobody's Blues But Mine Bessie Smith
23 I've Been Mistreated And I Don't Like It Bessie Smith
24 I Want Ev'ry Bit Of It Bessie Smith
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town Bessie Smith
2 Baby Doll Bessie Smith
3 Honey Man Blues Bessie Smith
4 One And Two Blues Bessie Smith
5 Young Woman's Blues Bessie Smith
6 Muddy Water Bessie Smith
7 There'll Be A Hot Time In Old Town Tonight Bessie Smith
8 Sweet Mistreater Bessie Smith
9 Dyin' By The Hour Bessie Smith
10 I Used To Be Your Sweet Mama Bessie Smith
11 Put It Right Here (Or Keep It Out There) Bessie Smith
12 Standin' In The Rain Blues Bessie Smith
13 Devil's Gonna Git You Bessie Smith
14 Me And My Gin Bessie Smith
15 My Kitchen Man Bessie Smith
16 I've Got What It Takes Bessie Smith
17 He's Got Me Goin' Bessie Smith
18 You Don't Understand Bessie Smith
19 New Orleans Hop Scop Blues Bessie Smith
20 Blue Spirit Blues Bessie Smith
21 See If I Care Bessie Smith
22 Shipwreck Blues Bessie Smith
23 I'm Down In The Dumps Bessie Smith
24 Take Me For A Buggy Ride Bessie Smith
  • EAN:
    824046204020
  • Discs:
    2
  • Release:
    April 2014
  • Artist:
    Bessie Smith
  • Brand:
    Fabulous
  • Product Code:
    FADCD2040
  • Weight:
    0.12kg