Empress of the Blues [Universe]

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • Label: Universe Italy
  • EAN: 8026575137219
  • Catalog Number: 137

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down Hearted Blues (3:27)
  2. 2 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do (3:27)
  3. 3 Mama's Got the Blues (2:57)
  4. 4 Bleeding Hearted Blues (3:07)
  5. 5 Lady Luck Blues (3:08)
  6. 6 Nobody in Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine (3:32)
  7. 7 Jail-House Blues (3:15)
  8. 8 Sam Jones Blues (2:49)
  9. 9 My Sweetie Went Away (3:12)
  10. 10 Any Woman's Blues (3:26)
  11. 11 Ticket Agent, Ease You Window Down (3:19)
  12. 12 Hateful Blues (3:09)
  13. 13 Moonshine Blues (3:18)
  14. 14 House Rent Blues (3:06)
  15. 15 Weeping Willow Blues (3:10)
  16. 16 The Bye Bye Blues (3:19)
  17. 17 Sing Sing Prison Blues (3:04)
  18. 18 Follow the Deal on Down (3:17)
  19. 19 Sinful Blues (3:10)
  20. 20 The St. Louis Blues (3:11)
  21. 21 Reckless Blues (3:04)
  22. 22 Sobbin' Hearted Blues (3:02)
  23. 23 Cold in Hand Blues (3:13)
  24. 24 You've Been a Good Ole Wagon (3:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cake Walkin' Babies (From Home) (3:11)
  2. 2 The Yellow Dog Blues (3:03)
  3. 3 Nashville Women's Blues (3:44)
  4. 4 Carless Love Blues (3:26)
  5. 5 J.C. Holmes Blues (3:04)
  6. 6 I Ain't Goin to Play Second Fiddle (3:22)
  7. 7 Nobody's Blues But Mine (2:52)
  8. 8 I Ain't Got Nobody (3:10)
  9. 9 At the Christmas Ball (3:25)
  10. 10 Squeeze Me (2:53)
  11. 11 I Want Every Bit of It (2:37)
  12. 12 Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town (3:20)
  13. 13 Honey Man Blues (3:13)
  14. 14 One and Two Blues (2:53)
  15. 15 Young Woman's Blues (3:08)
  16. 16 Back Water Blues (3:18)
  17. 17 After You've Gone (2:56)
  18. 18 Alexander's Ragtime Band (2:59)
  19. 19 There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (3:19)
  20. 20 Trombone Cholly (3:11)
  21. 21 Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair (3:22)
  22. 22 Them's Graveyard Words (2:57)
  23. 23 Lock and Key (2:57)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Mean Old Bed Bug Blues (3:13)
  2. 2 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (2:59)
  3. 3 It Won't Be You (2:48)
  4. 4 Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1 (3:02)
  5. 5 Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2 (3:20)
  6. 6 Devil's Gonna Get You (3:11)
  7. 7 Poor Man's Blues (3:25)
  8. 8 Me and My Gin (2:50)
  9. 9 I'm Wild About That Thing (2:48)
  10. 10 Kitchen Man (2:56)
  11. 11 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (2:58)
  12. 12 Take It Right Back ('Cause I Don't Want It Here) (3:21)
  13. 13 He's Got Me Goin' (3:13)
  14. 14 Wasted Life Blues (3:03)
  15. 15 Keep It to Yourself (3:30)
  16. 16 New Orleans Hop Scop Blues (2:58)
  17. 17 On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual) (2:55)
  18. 18 Moan, You Moaners (3:12)
  19. 19 Hustlin' Dan (3:30)
  20. 20 Black Mountian Blues (3:08)
  21. 21 Long Old Road (3:27)
  22. 22 Safety Mama (3:25)
  23. 23 Do Your Duty (3:25)
  24. 24 Gimme a Pigfoot (3:29)
  25. 25 Take Me for a Buggy Ride (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bessie Smith Primary Artist, Vocals
Steve Stevens Piano
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Benny Goodman Clarinet
James P. Johnson Piano
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Don Redman Clarinet
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Ed Allen Cornet
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Garvin Bushell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lincoln Conaway Guitar
Demas Dean Cornet
Charlie Dixon Banjo
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Porter Grainger Piano
Jimmy Harrison Trombone
Fred Longshaw Piano
Elmer Snowden Banjo
Cyrus St. Clair Tuba
Greely Walton Tenor Saxophone
Buck Washington Piano, Leader
Clarence Williams Piano
Ernest Elliott Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Green Trombone
Floyd Casey Drums
Bob Escudero Tuba
Billy Taylor Sr. String Bass
Irving Johns Piano
Bobby Johnson Guitar
Robert Robbins Violin
Isadore Myers Piano
Joe Williams Trombone
George Baques Clarinet
Technical Credits
Bessie Smith Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Ida Cox Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Perry Bradford Composer
Charles Davis Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Lovie Austin Composer
The Bessemer Singers Vocal Group
George Brooks Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Tom Delaney Composer
Roger Graham Composer
Porter Grainger Composer
Eddie Green Composer
E. Johnson Composer
J.C. Johnson Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Fred Longshaw Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
S. Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Wesley Wilson Composer
Joe Hayden Composer
William Weber Composer
C. Williams Composer
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Lou Handman Composer
Everett Robbins Composer
Henry Troy Composer
Harry Burke Composer
Paul Carter Composer
Jack Gee Composer
A. Bernard Composer
A.K. Hunter Composer
Ted Wallace Composer
Chris Smith Composer
G. Jonah Rainey Composer
H Gray Composer
L. Wood Composer
G. Johnson Composer
Sarah Mangora Cover Art
S. Martin Composer
Stuart Balcom Composer
James Crawford Composer
Theodore Metz Composer
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