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Blues Biography
     

The Blues Biography

by Bessie Smith
 
Bessie Smith's passionate vocals overrode the primitive recording technology of her era and made her the zenith of female blues singers from the 1920s and '30s. This 17-track collection takes a quick survey of her career, and although it lacks some essentials like her breakthrough recording of "Downhearted Blues," it does have stand-out sides like "Nobody Knows You

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Bessie Smith's passionate vocals overrode the primitive recording technology of her era and made her the zenith of female blues singers from the 1920s and '30s. This 17-track collection takes a quick survey of her career, and although it lacks some essentials like her breakthrough recording of "Downhearted Blues," it does have stand-out sides like "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and "Standin' in the Rain," which more than show what this one-of-a-kind singer could do with a song.

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Release Date:
10/12/2010
Label:
Aao Music
UPC:
0778325252021
catalogNumber:
25202

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