Empress of the Blues [Universe]

Empress of the Blues [Universe]

by Bessie Smith

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Release Date:
Universe Italy


Disc 1

  1. Down Hearted Blues
  2. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
  3. Mama's Got the Blues
  4. Bleeding Hearted Blues
  5. Lady Luck Blues
  6. Nobody in Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine
  7. Jail-House Blues
  8. Sam Jones Blues
  9. My Sweetie Went Away
  10. Any Woman's Blues
  11. Ticket Agent, Ease You Window Down
  12. Hateful Blues
  13. Moonshine Blues
  14. House Rent Blues
  15. Weeping Willow Blues
  16. The Bye Bye Blues
  17. Sing Sing Prison Blues
  18. Follow the Deal on Down
  19. Sinful Blues
  20. The St. Louis Blues
  21. Reckless Blues
  22. Sobbin' Hearted Blues
  23. Cold in Hand Blues
  24. You've Been a Good Ole Wagon

Disc 2

  1. Cake Walkin' Babies (From Home)
  2. The Yellow Dog Blues
  3. Nashville Women's Blues
  4. Carless Love Blues
  5. J.C. Holmes Blues
  6. I Ain't Goin to Play Second Fiddle
  7. Nobody's Blues But Mine
  8. I Ain't Got Nobody
  9. At the Christmas Ball
  10. Squeeze Me
  11. I Want Every Bit of It
  12. Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town
  13. Honey Man Blues
  14. One and Two Blues
  15. Young Woman's Blues
  16. Back Water Blues
  17. After You've Gone
  18. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  19. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
  20. Trombone Cholly
  21. Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
  22. Them's Graveyard Words
  23. Lock and Key

Disc 3

  1. Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
  2. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  3. It Won't Be You
  4. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1
  5. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2
  6. Devil's Gonna Get You
  7. Poor Man's Blues
  8. Me and My Gin
  9. I'm Wild About That Thing
  10. Kitchen Man
  11. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  12. Take It Right Back ('Cause I Don't Want It Here)
  13. He's Got Me Goin'
  14. Wasted Life Blues
  15. Keep It to Yourself
  16. New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
  17. On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual)
  18. Moan, You Moaners
  19. Hustlin' Dan
  20. Black Mountian Blues
  21. Long Old Road
  22. Safety Mama
  23. Do Your Duty
  24. Gimme a Pigfoot
  25. Take Me for a Buggy Ride

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   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
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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