Woman's Trouble Blues

Woman's Trouble Blues

by Bessie Smith
     
 

This is a perfectly acceptable double-disc compilation of the great Bessie Smith's work from her Okeh and Columbia sides. Given that it's on Snapper, it doesn't suffer from some of the terrible mastering that some other labels issued in the past. There are 40 cuts spread out here, including both parts of "Empty Bed Blues," back to back,See more details below

Overview

This is a perfectly acceptable double-disc compilation of the great Bessie Smith's work from her Okeh and Columbia sides. Given that it's on Snapper, it doesn't suffer from some of the terrible mastering that some other labels issued in the past. There are 40 cuts spread out here, including both parts of "Empty Bed Blues," back to back, which is a plus. It is both a fitting introduction -- with some decent liner notes to add context -- as well as a solid compilation for those unwilling to delve completely into the Sony Legacy collections. Sure, there is plenty more than a "little" here, but if you are at all drawn to the early blues, this will no doubt wet your appetite for more.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2011
Label:
Recall Records Imp
UPC:
0636551424226
catalogNumber:
5142422
Rank:
383786

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Aggravatin' Papa
  2. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
  3. Mama's Got the Blues
  4. If You Don't, I Know Who Will
  5. Nobody in Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine
  6. I'm Going Back to My Used to Be
  7. Any Woman's Blues
  8. Mistreatin' Daddy
  9. Easy Come, Easy Go Blues
  10. Sorrowful Blues
  11. Boweavil Blues
  12. Lou'siana Low Down Blues
  13. House Rent Blues
  14. Weeping Willow Blues
  15. Woman's Trouble Blues
  16. The St. Louis Blues
  17. Sobbin' Hearted Blues
  18. You've Been a Good Ole Wagon
  19. Cake Walkin' Babies (From Home)
  20. Nashville Women's Blues

Disc 2

  1. Careless Love
  2. I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
  3. Nobody's Blues But Mine
  4. I've Been Mistreated and I Don't Like It
  5. Preachin' the Blues
  6. Backwater Blues
  7. Muddy Water
  8. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
  9. Sweet Mistreater
  10. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  11. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1
  12. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2
  13. Me and My Gin
  14. I'm Wild About That Thing
  15. You've Got to Give Me Some
  16. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  17. On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual)
  18. Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  19. Do Your Duty
  20. Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bessie Smith   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Sara Martin   Composer
Bessie Smith   Composer
Percy Grainger   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Perry Bradford   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Ma Rainey   Composer
Lovie Austin   Composer
E. Ollie Brown   Composer
Tim Brymn   Composer
James Cox   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Porter Grainger   Composer
Eddie Green   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Fred Longshaw   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes
Jo Trent   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Harry Richman   Composer
Wesley Wilson   Composer
Joe Hayden   Composer
Irving Johns   Composer
Coot Grant   Composer
Henry Troy   Composer
Addy Britt   Composer
Harry Burke   Composer
Paul Carter   Composer
Jack Gee   Composer
John Robinson   Composer
C. Davis   Composer
Ted Wallace   Composer
Chris Smith   Composer
Robert Prince   Composer
Bob Ricketts   Composer
W. Jackson   Composer
Stuart Balcom   Composer
Theodore Metz   Composer

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