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Title:
The essential Bessie Smith
Author:
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Sony Music Entertainment, Inc., cp1997.
Physical Description:
2 audio discs (113 min., 42 sec.) : digital, monophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Biographical notes on Smith, by Chris Albertson, in booklet.
Language:
English
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)
Format :
Music CD