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

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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:
325378

Tracks

Disc 1

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

Disc 2

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

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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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