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Author Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937.

Title The world's greatest blues singer.

Published [Place of publication not identified] : [Columbia?], [between 1900-1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank Vinyl L  AV 8334  3 HR LOAN  LIB USE ONLY
Physical description 2 audio discs : 33 1/3 rpm, mono ; 12 in.
12 in.
Notes "Bessie's first 16 and last 16 recordings"--slipcase.
Biographical and historical programme notes by Chris Albertson on container.
Contents Down hearted blues (3:23) -- Gulf Coast blues (3:03) -- Aggravatin' papa (3:15) -- Beale Street mama (3:33) -- Baby won't you please come home (2:54) -- Oh daddy (you won't have no mama at all) (3:02) -- Tain't nobody's bizness if I do (3:23) -- Keeps on a-rainin' (Papa, he can't make no time) (3:03) -- Mama's got the blues (2:55) -- Outside of that (3:27) -- Bleeding hearted blues (3:05) -- Lady luck blues (3:06) -- Yodling blues (3:10) -- Midnight blues (3:15) -- If you don't I know who will (3:33) -- Nobody in town can bake a sweet jelly roll like mine (3:28) -- See if I'll care (3:22) -- Baby have pity on me (3:17) -- On revival day (A rhythmic spiritual) (2:55) -- Moan, you mourners (3:10) -- Hustlin' Dan (3:30) -- Black Mountain blues (3:07) -- In the house blues (3:00) -- Long old road (3:26) -- Blue blue (3:10) -- Shipwreck blues (3:19) -- Need a little sugar in my bowl (2:46) -- Safety mama (3:22) -- Do your duty (3:24) -- Gimme a pigfoot (3:37) -- Take me for a buggy ride (2:35) -- Down in the dumps (3:09)
Performers Blues vocals; Bessie Smith, vocals ; in part, with her Down Home Trio ; other instrumental acc. featuring Clarence Williams, Fletcher Henderson, Steve Stevens, James P. Johnson, Fred Longshaw, pianos ; Charlie Green, trombone ; Ed Allen, Louis Bacon, cornets ; Buck and his Band, with Jack Teagarden and Benny Goodman.
Other author Williams, Clarence, 1893-1965, performer.
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952, performer.
Stevens, Steve, performer.
Johnson, James P. (James Price), 1894-1955, performer.
Longshaw, Fred, performer.
Green, Charlie, performer.
Allen, Ed (Trumpet player), performer.
Bacon, Louis, performer.
Teagarden, Jack, 1905-1964, performer.
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986, performer.
Down Home Trio, performer.
Buck and his Band, performer.
Subject Blues (Music) -- To 1931.
Blues (Music) -- 1931-1940.
Blues vocals.
Other title Down hearted blues.
Gulf Coast blues.
Aggravatin' papa.
Beale Street mama.
Baby won't you please come home.
Oh daddy (you won't have no mama at all)
Tain't nobody's bizness if I do.
Keeps on a-rainin'.
Mama's got the blues.
Outside of that.
Bleeding hearted blues.
Lady luck blues.
Yodling blues.
Midnight blues.
Publisher Number CG 33 Columbia