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Bessie Smith - The Essential Bessie Smith (1997) FLAC

14-04-2016, 20:09
Blues | FLAC / APE

Title: The Essential Bessie Smith
Year Of Release: 1997
Label: Sony
Genre: Blues
Quality: FLAC (image + .cue)
Total Time: 01:53:43
Total Size: 457 mb


CD 1
01. Aggravatin' Papa
02. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
03. 'Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do
04. Jail-House Blues
05. Graveyard Dream Blues
06. Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down
07. Boweavil Blues
08. Weeping Willow Blues
09. Dying Gambler's Blues
10. St. Louis Blues
11. You've Been A Good Ole Wagon
12. Cake Walkin' Babies From Home
13. Careless Love Blues
14. I Ain't Goin' To Play Second Fiddle
15. At The Christmas Ball
16. Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town
17. Backwater Blues
18. After You've Gone

CD 2
01. Alexander's Ragtime Band
02. There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
03. Trombone Cholly
04. Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair
05. A Good Man Is Hard To Find
06. Dyin' By The Hour
07. Me And My Gin
08. Kitchen Man
09. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
10. On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual)
11. Moan, You Moaners
12. Black Mountain Blues
13. Shipwreck Blues
14. Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
15. Do Your Duty
16. Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer
17. Take Me For A Buggy Ride
18. Down In The Dumps

Although there are a multitude of box sets chronicling Bessie's entire recorded career, this two-disc, 36-song set sweats it down to the bare essentials in quite an effective manner. Bessie could sing it all, from the lowdown moan of "St. Louis Blues" and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" to her torch treatment of the jazz standard "After You've Gone" to the downright salaciousness of "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl." Covering a time span from her first recordings in 1923 to her final session in 1933, this is the perfect entry-level set to go with. Utilizing the latest in remastering technology, these recordings have never sounded quite this clear and full, and the selection -- collecting her best-known sides and collaborations with jazz giants like Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, and Benny Goodman -- is first-rate. If you've never experienced the genius of Bessie Smith, pick this one up and prepare yourself to be devastated.

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