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2-CD set. As a title, Bessie Smith's Greatest Hits may be a misnomer of sorts. Her Recording career which lasted from 1923 to 1933 was in an era in which a 'hit record' did not meet the criteria of conventional 'top ten' hit as we accept it today. There are many CDs of Bessie's recordings available but this is the first we think to concentrate purely on her 49 most popular recordings Bessie Smith was one of the most influential recording artists in History. These recordings made between 70 and 80 years ago display a power and intensity undiminished by time and still inspire vocalists the world over. Flob. 2005.
2-CD set. As a title, Bessie Smith's Greatest Hits may be a misnomer of sorts. Her Recording career which lasted from 1923 to 1933 was in an era in which a 'hit record' did not meet the criteria of conventional 'top ten' hit as we accept it today. There are many CDs of Bessie's recordings available but this is the first we think to concentrate purely on her 49 most popular recordings Bessie Smith was one of the most influential recording artists in History. These recordings made between 70 and 80 years ago display a power and intensity undiminished by time and still inspire vocalists the world over. Flob. 2005.
824046200428
Bessie Smith - Greatest Hits

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Format: CD
Label: FAB
Catalog: 2004
Rel. Date: 06/21/2005
UPC: 824046200428

Greatest Hits
Artist: Bessie Smith
Format: CD
New: Available $12.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Down Hearted Blues
2. Gulf Coast Blues
3. Jailhouse Blues
4. St. Louis Gal
5. Aggravatin' Papa
6. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
7. Chicago Bound Blues
8. T'Ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do
9. Any Woman's Blues
10. Easy Come Easy Go Blues
11. Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down
12. Hateful Blues
13. Careless Love Blues
14. New Gulf Coast Blues
15. I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
16. Yello Dog Blues, The
17. I Ain't Got Nobody
18. What's the Matter Now
19. Baby Doll
20. Hard Driving Papa
21. Gin House Blues, The
22. Lost Your Head Blues
23. After You've Gone
24. Backwater Blues

DISC: 2

1. Preachin' the Blues
2. Alexadner's Ragtime Band
3. Good Man Is Hard to Find, A
4. Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
5. Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
6. Thinking Blues
7. I'd Rather Be Dead and Buried in My Grave
8. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1
9. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2
10. Spider Man Blues
11. Slow and Easy Man
12. I'm Wild About That Thing
13. You've Got to Give Me Some
14. Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
15. Wasted Life Blues
16. Don't Cry Baby
17. Baby Have Pity on Me
18. Hustlin' Dan
19. Black Mountain Blues
20. In the House Blues
21. Blue Blue
22. I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
23. Safety Mama
24. Do Your Duty
25. Gimme a Pig Foot and a Bottle of Beer

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2-CD set. As a title, Bessie Smith's Greatest Hits may be a misnomer of sorts. Her Recording career which lasted from 1923 to 1933 was in an era in which a 'hit record' did not meet the criteria of conventional 'top ten' hit as we accept it today. There are many CDs of Bessie's recordings available but this is the first we think to concentrate purely on her 49 most popular recordings Bessie Smith was one of the most influential recording artists in History. These recordings made between 70 and 80 years ago display a power and intensity undiminished by time and still inspire vocalists the world over. Flob. 2005.
        
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