The rough guide to blues legends. [sound recording] : reborn and remastered. Bessie SmithMaterial type: MusicSeries: Music rough guide: Publisher: London, UK : World Music Network, p2011Edition: Special ed.Description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9786314775841 : CD; 6314775841 : CD.Other title: Bessie Smith : reborn and remastered.Subject(s): Blues (Music)
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The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Bessie Smith condenses the career of one of the 20th century's most singular singers. Jumping around her discography, the anthology moves from Smith's debut recording (1923's sweetly aching "Down Hearted Blues") to hits (the lamenting "A Good Man Is Hard to Find") and covers (her essential "St. Louis Blues" with Louis Armstrong, the aloof "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out"), as well as her forays into Tin Pan Alley ("Muddy Water [A Mississippi Moan]") and soulful ballads ("Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer"). Accompanying Smith's offerings is a bonus disc featuring her contemporaries (Lucille Bogan, Memphis Minnie) and artists who continued her legacy (Ruth Brown, Big Maybelle).
Selections originally released 1923-1933; with bonus disc of selections originally released 1929-1954.
Biographical notes on the performer in English, French, and Spanish in container.
Down hearted blues (3:25) -- A good man is hard to find (3:00) -- I ain't gonna play no second fiddle (3:19) -- Careless love (3:22) -- Muddy water (A Mississippi moan) (3:07) -- T'ain't nobody's bizness if I do (3:28) -- I need a little sugar in my bowl(2:50) -- Send me to the 'lectric chair (3:22) -- Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer (3:29) -- Empty bed blues : part one (3:01) -- Empty bed blues : part two (3:19) -- Back water blues (3:17) -- The yellow dog blues (3:01) -- Me and my gin (2:49) -- St. Louis blues (3:09) -- Jazzbo Brown from Memphis town (3:18) -- Nobody knows you when you're down and out (2:57) -- After you've gone (2:55) -- Jailhouse blues (3:13) -- Dirty no-gooder's blues (2:44) -- I'd rather be dead and buried in my grave (2:47) --
Bonus CD, Original blues divas. Coffee grindin' blues (Lucille Bogan) (3:25) -- My stove's in good condition (Lil Johnson) (2:52) -- Knockin' myself out (Lil Green) (2:58) -- Dirty mother for you (Memphis Minnie) (2:46) -- Short John (Dinah Washington) (2:51) -- Dope head blues (Victoria Spivey) (3:18) -- Love shows weakness (Merline Johnson) (2:39) -- When I get low I get high (Ella Fitzgerald) (2:23) -- Jack I'm mellow (Trixie Smith) (2:44) -- I'm a mighty tight woman (Sippie Wallace) (2:52) -- One monkey don't stop no show (Big Maybelle) (2:50) -- Oh what a dream (Ruth Brown) (2:53).
Bessie Smith, vocals ; with accompanying musicians.