February 13, 2018

Bessie Smith: The Empress

Columbia G-30818

Format: 2xVinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1971
Genre: Blues, World, & Country
Style: Jazz, Blues
[Tracklist]
A1 Sing Sing Prison Blues (3:03)
A2 Follow The Deal On Down (3:16)
A3 Sinful Blues (3:09)
A4 Woman's Trouble Blues (3:04)
A5 Love Me Daddy Blues (3:13)
A6 Dying Gambler's Blues (2:56)
A7 St. Louis Blues (3:09)
A8 Reckless Blues (3:01)
B1 Sobbin' Hearted Blues (3:00)
B2 Cold In Hand Blues (3:12)
B3 You've Been A Good Ole Wagon (3:28)
B4 Cake Walkin' Blues (3:07)
B5 The Yellow Dog Blues (3:01)
B6 Soft Pedal Blues (3:17)
B7 Dixie Flyer Blues (3:07)
B8 Nashville Woman's Blues (3:41)
C1 Muddy Water (3:06)
C2 There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight (3:28)
C3 Trombone Cholly (3:10)
C4 Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair (3:21)
C5 Them's Graveyard Words (2:57)
C6 Hot Springs Blues (3:02)
C7 Sweet Mistreator (3:09)
C8 Lock And Key (2:57)
D1 Mean Old Bedbug Blues (3:48)
D2 A Good Man Is Hard To Find (3:00)
D3 Homeless Blues (3:34)
D4 Looking For My Man Blues (2:48)
D5 Dyin' By The Hour (2:58)
D6 Foolish Man Blues (2:53)
D7 Thinking Blues (3:07)
D8 Pickpocket Blues (2:42)
[Credits]
Liner Notes & Producer: Chris Albertson, Artwork: Philip Hays, Designers: Henrietta Condak & John Berg
[Notes]
A1: December 6, 1924
A2 & A3: December 11, 1924
A4 & A5: December 12, 1924
A6: December 13, 1924
A7 & A8, B1 to B3: January 14, 1925
B4 & B5: May 5, 1925
B6: May 14, 1925
B7: May 15, 1925
B8: May 26, 1925
C1 & C2: March 2, 1927
C3 to C6: March 3, 1927
C7 & C8: April 1, 1927
D1 & D2: September 27, 1927
D3 & D4: September 28, 1927
D5 & D6: October 27, 1927
D7 & D8: February 9, 1928
Liner notes include a brief extract from "Bessie," a biography of Bessie Smith by Chris Albertson, to be published by Stein and Day in January, 1972. © 1971 by Chris Albertson.

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