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Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith
 
The Complete Columbia Recordings

Original Release Date:  November 6, 2012

Track Listing
  • 1. Down Hearted Blues
  • 2. Gulf Coast Blues
  • 3. Aggravatin' Papa
  • 4. Beale Street Mama
  • 5. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  • 6. Oh Daddy Blues
  • 7. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness if I Do
  • 8. Keeps On A-Rainin' (Papa, He Can't Make No Time)
  • 9. Mama's Got the Blues
  • 10. Outside of That
  • 11. Bleeding Hearted Blues
  • 12. Lady Luck Blues
  • 13. Yodling Blues
  • 14. Midnight Blues
  • 15. If You Don't, I Know Who Will
  • 16. Nobody in Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine
  • 17. Jail-House Blues
  • 18. St. Louis Gal
  • 19. Sam Jones Blues
  • 20. Graveyard Dream Blues
  • 21. Cemetery Blues
  • 22. Far Away Blues
  • 23. I'm Going Back to My Used to Be
  • 24. Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time
  • 25. My Sweetie Went Away
  • 26. Any Woman's Blues
  • 27. Chicago Bound Blues
  • 28. Mistreating Daddy
  • 29. Frosty Morning Blues
  • 30. Haunted House Blues
  • 31. Eavesdropper's Blues
  • 32. Easy Come, Easy Go Blues
  • 33. Sorrowful Blues
  • 34. Pinchbacks - Take 'Em Away
  • 35. Rocking Chair Blues
  • 36. Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down
  • 37. Boweavil Blues
  • 38. Hateful Blues
  • 39. Frankie Blues
  • 40. Moonshine Blues
  • 41. Lou'siana Low-Down Blues
  • 42. Mountain Top Blues
  • 43. Work House Blues
  • 44. House Rent Blues
  • 45. Salt Water Blues
  • 46. Rainy Weather Blues
  • 47. Weeping Willow Blues
  • 48. The Bye Bye Blues
  • 49. Sing Sing Prison Blues
  • 50. Follow the Deal On Down
  • 51. Sinful Blues
  • 52. Woman's Trouble Blues
  • 53. Love Me Daddy Blues
  • 54. Dying Gambler's Blues
  • 55. The St. Louis Blues
  • 56. Reckless Blues
  • 57. Sobbin' Hearted Blues
  • 58. Cold in Hand Blues
  • 59. You've Been a Good Ole Wagon
  • 60. Cake Walkin' Babies (From Home)
  • 61. The Yellow Dog Blues
  • 62. Soft Pedal Blues
  • 63. Dixie Flyer Blues
  • 64. Nashville Women's Blues
  • 65. Careless Love Blues
  • 66. J.C. Holmes Blues
  • 67. I Ain't Goin' to Play No Second Fiddle
  • 68. He's Gone Blues
  • 69. Nobody's Blues But Mine
  • 70. I Ain't Got Nobody
  • 71. My Man Blues
  • 72. New Gulf Coast Blues
  • 73. Florida Bound Blues
  • 74. At the Christmas Ball
  • 75. I've Been Mistreated and I Don't Like It
  • 76. Red Mountain Blues
  • 77. Golden Rule Blues
  • 78. Lonesome Desert Blues
  • 79. Them "Has Been" Blues
  • 80. Squeeze Me
  • 81. What's the Matter Now?
  • 82. I Want Every Bit of It
  • 83. Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town
  • 84. The Gin House Blues
  • 85. Money Blues
  • 86. Baby Doll
  • 87. Hard Driving Papa
  • 88. Lost Your Head Blues
  • 89. Hard Time Blues
  • 90. Honey Man Blues
  • 91. One and Two Blues
  • 92. Young Woman's Blues
  • 93. Preachin' the Blues
  • 94. Back Water Blues
  • 95. After You've Gone
  • 96. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 97. Muddy Water (a Mississippi Moan)
  • 98. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
  • 99. Trombone Cholly
  • 100. Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
  • 101. Them's Graveyard Words
  • 102. Hot Spring Blues
  • 103. Sweet Mistreater
  • 104. Lock and Key
  • 105. Mean Old Bedbug Blues
  • 106. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  • 107. Homeless Blues
  • 108. Looking for My Man Blues
  • 109. Dyin' by the Hour
  • 110. Foolish Man Blues
  • 111. Thinking Blues
  • 112. Pickpocket Blues
  • 113. I Used to Be Your Sweet Mama
  • 114. I'd Rather Be Dead and Buried in My Grave
  • 115. Standin' in the Rain Blues
  • 116. It Won't Be You
  • 117. Spider Man Blues
  • 118. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1
  • 119. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2
  • 120. Put It Right Here (Or Keep It Out There)
  • 121. Yes Indeed He Do!
  • 122. Devil's Gonna Git You
  • 123. You Ought to Be Ashamed
  • 124. Washwoman's Blues
  • 125. Slow and Easy Man
  • 126. Poor Man's Blues
  • 127. Please Help Me Get Him Out of My Mind
  • 128. Me and My Gin
  • 129. I'm Wild About That Thing
  • 130. You've Got to Give Me Some
  • 131. Kitchen Man
  • 132. I've Got What It Takes (But It Breaks My Heart to Give It Away)
  • 133. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  • 134. Take It Right Back ('Cause I Don't Want It Here)
  • 135. He's Got Me Goin'
  • 136. It Makes My Love Come Down
  • 137. Wasted Life Blues
  • 138. Dirty No-Gooder's Blues
  • 139. Blue Spirit Blues
  • 140. Worn Out Papa Blues
  • 141. You Don't Understand
  • 142. Don't Cry Baby
  • 143. Keep It to Yourself
  • 144. New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
  • 145. See If I'll Care
  • 146. Baby Have Pity on Me
  • 147. On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual)
  • 148. Moan, You Moaners
  • 149. Hustlin' Dan
  • 150. Black Mountain Blues
  • 151. In the House Blues
  • 152. Long Old Road
  • 153. Blue Blues
  • 154. Shipwreck Blues
  • 155. Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  • 156. Safety Mama
  • 157. Do Your Duty
  • 158. Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
  • 159. Take Me for a Buggy Ride
  • 160. I'm Down in the Dumps
  • 161. The Yellow Dog Blues
  • 162. Soft Pedal Blues
  • 163. Nashville Women's Blues
  • 164. Careless Love Blues
  • 165. Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan)
  • 166. St. Louis Blues Soundtrack: Band Intro/Crap Game/St. Louis Blues
  • 167. Bessie Disappears
  • 168. Waldorf-Astoria Party
  • 169. Bessie & Jack, Pt. 1
  • 170. Bessie & Jack, Pt. 2/Bessie & the Ladies
  • 171. Life on the Road, Pt. 1
  • 172. Life on the Road, Pt. 2
  • 173. Life on the Road, Pt. 3/Bessie & Gertrude Saunders
Credits
  • Bessie Smith: Vocals, Duet
  • Buster Bailey: Clarinet, Accompaniment
  • Chu Berry: Sax (Tenor)
  • James P. Johnson: Piano, Accompaniment
  • Eddie Lang: Guitar, Accompaniment
  • Jack Teagarden: Trombone
  • Harry Reser: Guitar, Accompaniment
  • W.C. Handy: Composer
  • Don Redman: Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Accompaniment
  • Coleman Hawkins: Clarinet, Sax (Tenor)
  • Andy Razaf: Composer
  • Tommy Ladnier: Cornet, Accompaniment
  • Chris Albertson: Interviewer
  • Ed Allen: Cornet, Accompaniment
  • Louis Armstrong: Cornet, Accompaniment
  • George Baquet: Clarinet, Accompaniment
  • The Bessemer Singers: Accompaniment, Vocal Group
  • Garvin Bushell: Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Accompaniment
  • Buddy Christian: Banjo
  • Larry Cohn: Producer
  • June Cole: Tuba, Accompaniment
  • Demas Dean: Cornet, Cornemeuse, Accompaniment
  • Charlie Dixon: Banjo
  • Fletcher Henderson: Piano, Accompaniment
  • Tim Geelan: Engineer, Digital Restoration
  • Porter Grainger: Guitar, Piano, Accompaniment
  • Jimmy Harrison: Trombone
  • Shelton Hemphill: Cornet, Accompaniment
  • Jimmy Jones: Piano, Accompaniment
  • Fred Longshaw: Piano, Reed Organ, Accompaniment
  • Elmer Snowden: Banjo
  • Ruby Smith: Dialogue
  • Cyrus St. Clair: Tuba, Accompaniment
  • Greely Walton: Sax (Tenor), Accompaniment
  • Buck Washington: Piano, Leader
  • Clarence Williams: Piano, Accompaniment
  • Ernest Elliott: Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Accompaniment
  • Ralph Escudero: Tuba
  • Abraham Wheat: Clarinet, Sax (Soprano), Accompaniment
  • Charlie Green: Trombone, Accompaniment
  • John Berg: Art Direction, Design
  • Floyd Casey: Drums, Accompaniment
  • Clara Smith: Vocals, Duet
  • David Mitson: Engineer, Digital Restoration
  • Seth Rothstein: Project Director
  • Billy Taylor, Sr.: String Bass
  • Charles Dixon: Banjo, Accompaniment
  • Ken Romanowski: Liner Notes
  • Bob Fuller: Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Accompaniment
  • Edward O'Dowd: Reissue Design
  • Irving Johns: Piano, Accompaniment
  • Mike Panico: Archival Assistant
  • Harry Hull: String Bass, Accompaniment
  • John Griffin: Guitar, Accompaniment
  • Stanley Miller: Piano, Accompaniment
  • Tom Tierney: Archival Assistant
  • Bobby Johnson: Guitar
  • Michael Brooks: Project Director
  • Irving Jones: Piano, Accompaniment
  • Robert Robbins: Violin, Accompaniment
  • Isadore Myers: Piano
  • Kaiser Marshall: Drums, Accompaniment
  • Lincoln M. Conaway: Guitar, Accompaniment
  • Joe Williams: Trombone, Accompaniment
  • Buck & His Band: Accompaniment
  • Russell Smith: Trumpet, Accompaniment
  • Johnson, Rosamund & The Hall Johnson Mixed Vocal Choir: Choir, Chorus
  • Joe Smith: Cornet, Accompaniment
  • Her Blue Boys: Accompaniment
  • Balcom: Composer
  • Frank Newton: Trumpet
  • Che Williams: Archival Assistant
  • Steve Stevens: Piano, Accompaniment
  • Henderson's Hot Six: Accompaniment
  • Louis Metcalfe: Trumpet, Cornet, Accompaniment
  • Down Home Trio: Accompaniment
 
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