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Rough Guide to Blues Legends Limited 180gram Vinyl LP + Download

Bessie Smith

Label: WORLD MUSIC NETWORK
Release Date: 24 November 2014
Format: LP Vinyl

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Bessie Smith Rough Guide to Blues Legends Limited 180gram Vinyl LP + Download

Overview:
Bessie Smith was the greatest singer of her era and a major influence on subsequent jazz and blues vocalists including Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone and Janis Joplin. The album includes a free download fearuring extra Bessie Smith tracks and a bonus album: The Rough guide To Original Blues Divas.
Bessie Smith was the first superstar of the blues with one of the greatest voices of the twentieth century. Dubbed 'The Empress Of The Blues', her majestic delivery and indomitable spirit were unsurpassed. Re-mastered for exceptional audio clarity, the emotional intensity and expressiveness of Bessie Smith still takes the breath away. Here, she is accompanied by the finest musicians of her day including Louis Armstrong, James P. Johnson and Fletcher Henderson

Featured Tracks:
Disc: 1
1. St Louis Blues
2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
3. T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
4. Careless Love
5. Me And My Gin
6. Empty Bed Blues (Part One)

Disc: 2
1. Down Hearted Blues - Merline Johnson
2. Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town - Ella Fitzgerald
3. Dirty No-Gooder's Blues - Trixie Smith
4. After You've Gone - Sippie Wallace
5. Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair - Big Maybelle
6. Back Water Blues - Ruth Brown
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