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1 - SMITH, BESSIE - DOWN HEARTED BLUES - (LP) 
NIGHT RECORDS





Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 08-06-2018
Item # : 521986     NEW
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - SMITH, BESSIE - EMPRESS OF THE THE BLUES - (CD) 
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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 28-03-2008
Item # : 360777     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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3 - SMITH, BESSIE - PLEASE HELP ME GET HIM OFF MY MIND - (LP) 
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Born into poverty in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1894, the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith, began singing on street corners for change, but by 1912 she was performing with Ma Raineys travelling show, fast on her way to becoming one of the most popular singers on the vaudeville circuit. Her 1923 debut single for Columbia Records ("Gulf Coast Blues / Down Hearted Blues") sold 800,000 copies across racial lines, to both black and white audiences. By the time the sides on this LP were recorded in 1928 in NYC, Smith was the highest-paid / biggest-selling black recording artist in the world, travelling to performances in her own railway car and even saving Columbia from bankruptcy thanks to the sale of her records. Her "Empty Bed Blues", featured here along with some lesser-known (but by no means lesser) recordings, is one of only three Smith recordings to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Standin' In The Rain 02. It Won't Be You 03. Spider Man Blues 04. Empty Bed Blues Part 1 05. Empty Bed Blues Part 2 06. Put It Right In There 07. Yes Indeed He Do 08. Devil's Gonne Git You 09. You Ought To Be Ashamed 10. Washwoman's Blues 11. Slow And Easy Man 12. Poor Man's Blues 13. Please Help Me Get Him Off My Mind 14. Me And My Gin

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 07-04-2011
Item # : 417371     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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4 - SMITH, BESSIE - THEM'S GRAVEYARD WORDS - (LP) 
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Bessie Smith was the greatest of all pre-war blues singers, and perhaps the greatest female blues singer of all time, as these meticulously restored sides from the very apex of her career in 1927 so divinely prove. At six feet tall and over 200 pounds, she belted out the blues of Americas poor and downtrodden with a passion not heard before or since. In her short lifetime (she died in a car accident at age 42), she made close to 200 recordings, teaming up with just about every talented black musician of her day, including Clarence Williams, Charlie Green, Joe Smith, James P. Johnson, Louis Armstrong and Fletcher Henderson, to name just a few. The "Empress of the Blues" fought her way to the top of the recording industry to become the biggest selling and highest paid black recording artist of the roaring twenties, and it was also in no small part thanks to the sales of Smiths "race records" that Columbia records was saved from bankruptcy. These recordings all made in New York City in 1927 include her best known sides, including "Back Water Blues", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out", and "After Youve Gone".

TRACKLISTING: 01. Preachin' The Blues 02. Back Water Blues 03. After You've Gone 04. Alexander's Rag Time Band 05. Muddy Water (mississippi Moan) 06. There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight 07. Trombone Cholly 08. Send Me To The 'lectric Chair 09. Thems Graveyard Words 10. Hot Spring Blues 11. Sweet Mistreater 12. Lock And Key 13. Mean Old Bed Bug Blues 14. A Good Man Is Hard To Find 15. Homeless Blues 16. Looking For My Man Blues 17. Dyin' By The Hour 18. Foolish Man Blues

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-01-2011
Item # : 414583     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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