Greatest Hits

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Fabulous
  • UPC: 824046200428
  • Catalog Number: 2004
  • Sales rank: 3,836

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down Hearted Blues (3:30)
  2. 2 Gulf Coast Blues (3:10)
  3. 3 Jailhouse Blues (3:18)
  4. 4 St. Louis Gal (3:33)
  5. 5 Aggravatin' Papa (3:22)
  6. 6 Baby Won't You Please Come Home (3:01)
  7. 7 Chicago Bound Blues (3:22)
  8. 8 T'Ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do (3:33)
  9. 9 Any Woman's Blues (3:30)
  10. 10 Easy Come Easy Go Blues (3:14)
  11. 11 Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down (3:24)
  12. 12 Hateful Blues (3:10)
  13. 13 Careless Love Blues (3:28)
  14. 14 New Gulf Coast Blues (3:24)
  15. 15 I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle (3:24)
  16. 16 The Yello Dog Blues (3:05)
  17. 17 I Ain't Got Nobody (3:14)
  18. 18 What's the Matter Now (2:49)
  19. 19 Baby Doll (3:01)
  20. 20 Hard Driving Papa (2:59)
  21. 21 The Gin House Blues (3:16)
  22. 22 Lost Your Head Blues (2:57)
  23. 23 After You've Gone (2:59)
  24. 24 Backwater Blues (3:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Preachin' the Blues (2:53)
  2. 2 Alexadner's Ragtime Band (3:01)
  3. 3 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (3:03)
  4. 4 Mean Old Bed Bug Blues (3:16)
  5. 5 Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair (3:24)
  6. 6 Thinking Blues (3:03)
  7. 7 I'd Rather Be Dead and Buried in My Grave (2:53)
  8. 8 Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1 (2:57)
  9. 9 Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2 (3:14)
  10. 10 Spider Man Blues (3:16)
  11. 11 Slow and Easy Man (2:53)
  12. 12 I'm Wild About That Thing (2:42)
  13. 13 You've Got to Give Me Some (2:38)
  14. 14 Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out (2:51)
  15. 15 Wasted Life Blues (2:55)
  16. 16 Don't Cry Baby (3:01)
  17. 17 Baby Have Pity on Me (3:12)
  18. 18 Hustlin' Dan (3:22)
  19. 19 Black Mountain Blues (3:01)
  20. 20 In the House Blues (2:53)
  21. 21 Blue Blue (3:05)
  22. 22 I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl (2:40)
  23. 23 Safety Mama (3:16)
  24. 24 Do Your Duty (3:16)
  25. 25 Gimme a Pig Foot and a Bottle of Beer (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bessie Smith Primary Artist, Vocals
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet
James P. Johnson Piano
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Louis Metcalf Cornet
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Don Redman Clarinet
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Ed Allen Cornet
Louis Armstrong Clarinet, Cornet
Garvin Bushell Alto Saxophone
Buddy Christian Banjo
Dennis Dean Trumpet
Charlie Dixon Banjo
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Porter Grainger Piano
Jimmy Jones Piano
Fred Longshaw Piano
Elmer Snowden Banjo
Joe "Fox" Smith Cornet
Cyrus St. Clair Trombone
Buck Washington Piano
Clarence Williams Piano
Ernest Elliott Clarinet
Abraham Wheat Clarinet, Soprano
Charlie Green Trombone
Floyd Casey Drums
Irving Johns Piano
Greely Watson Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Johnson Guitar
Billy Taylor Bass Saxophone
Robert Robbins Violin
Isadore Myers Piano
Technical Credits
Ida Cox Composer
Fletcher Henderson Composer
John "J.R." Robinson Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Henry Troy Composer
Traditional Composer
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