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The Essential Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (vocal), Ernest Elliot (clarinet), Buddy Christian (banjo), Clarence Williams (piano), Irving Johns (piano), Jimmy Jones (piano), Irving Jones (piano), Robert Robbins (violin), Charlie Green (trombone), Joe Smith (cornet), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Fred Longshaw (piano), Bessie Smith...

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Contents

R. Turk, J.R. Robinson, A. Britt: Aggravatin' Papa

Work length3:16
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Ernest Elliot (clarinet), Buddy Christian (banjo), Clarence Williams (piano)

Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield: Baby Won't You Please Come Home

Work length2:55
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Clarence Williams (piano)

Percy Grainger, E. Robbins: 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do

Work length3:25
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Clarence Williams (piano)

Bessie Smith: Jail-House Blues

Work length3:13
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Irving Johns (piano)

Ida Cox: Graveyard Dream Blues

Work length2:43
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Jimmy Jones (piano)

Clarence Williams: Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down

Work length3:18
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Irving Jones (piano), Robert Robbins (violin)

G. Rainey, L. Austin: Boweavil Blues

Work length2:51
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Irving Johns (piano), Robert Robbins (violin)

Paul Carter: Weeping Willow Blues

Work length3:09
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Charlie Green (trombone), Joe Smith (cornet), Fletcher Henderson (piano)

J. Gee: Dying Gambler's Blues

Work length2:56
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Fred Longshaw (piano), Charlie Green (trombone)

Handy: Saint Louis Blues

Work length3:09
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith (vocal), Fred Longshaw (piano), Louis Armstrong (cornet)

Bessie Smith: You've Been a Good Old Wagon

Work length3:27
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Louis Armstrong (cornet), Fred Longshaw (piano)

C. Smith, H. Troy, Clarence Williams: Cake Walkin' Babies from Home

Work length3:08
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Charlie Dixon (banjo), Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone), Buster Bailey (clarinet), Joe Smith (cornet), Charlie Green (trombone)

Handy: Careless Love Blues (take 1)

Work length3:24
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Louis Armstrong (cornet), Charlie Green (trombone), Fred Longshaw (piano)

Perry Bradford: I Ain't Goin' to Play Second Fiddle

Work length3:20
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Charlie Green (trombone), Louis Armstrong (cornet), Fred Longshaw (piano)

F.W. Longshaw: At the Christmas Ball

Work length3:23
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Charlie Green (trombone), Joe Smith (cornet), Fletcher Henderson (piano)

G. Brooks: Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town

Work length3:18
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Gary Pacheco (director), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Buster Bailey (clarinet)

Bessie Smith: Backwater Blues

Work length3:17
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), James Johnson (piano), James P. Johnson (piano)

T. Layton, H. Creamer: After You've Gone

Work length2:55
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Gary Pacheco (director), Joe Smith (cornet), Charlie Dixon (banjo), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Buster Bailey (clarinet), Jimmy Harrison (trombone)

Berlin, I: Alexander's Ragtime Band

Work length2:58
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Gary Pacheco (director), Jimmy Harrison (trombone), Charlie Dixon (banjo), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Coleman Hawkins (clarinet), Joe Smith (cornet)

T. Metz, J. Hayden: There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight

Work length3:17
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Gary Pacheco (director), Joe Smith (cornet), Charlie Dixon (banjo), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Buster Bailey (clarinet), Jimmy Harrison (trombone)

G. Brooks, G. Johnson: Trombone Cholly

Work length3:09
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Gary Pacheco (director), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Charlie Green (trombone), Joe Smith (cornet)

G. Brooks: Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair

Work length3:20
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Charlie Green (trombone), Joe Smith (cornet), Fletcher Henderson (piano)

E. Green: A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Work length2:58
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Lincoln M. Conaway (guitar), Porter Grainger (piano)

G. Brooks: Dyin' by the Hour

Work length2:57
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Gary Pacheco (director), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Tom Ladnier (cornet)

J.C. Johnson: Me and My Gin

Work length2:49
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Joe Williams (trombone), Porter Grainger (piano)

Andy Razaf, Edna Pinkard: Kitchen Man

Work length2:55
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith, Joe Venuti (violin), Eddie Lang (guitar)

Jimmie Cox: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

Work length2:56
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Ed Allen (cornet), Greely Walton (tenor saxophone), Garvin Bushell (alto saxophone), Clarence Williams (piano)

A. Razaf: On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual)

Work length2:54
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), The Bessemer Singers, James P. Johnson (piano)

S. Williams: Moan, You Moaners

Work length3:11
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), The Bessemer Singers, James P. Johnson (piano)

J.C. Johnson: Black Mountain Blues

Work length3:06
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Ed Allen (cornet), Steve Stevens (piano)

Bessie Smith: Shipwreck Blues

Work length3:19
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Charlie Green (trombone), Floyd Casey (drums), Clarence Williams (piano), Louis Metcalfe (cornet)

Clarence Williams: Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl

Work length2:46
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Clarence Williams (piano), James Newton Howard

W. Wilson: Do Your Duty

Work length3:23
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Billy Taylor (bass), Chu Berry (tenor saxophone), Frank Newton (trumpet), Jack Teagarden (trombone), Buck Washington (piano), Bobby Johnson (guitar)

W. Wilson: Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer

Work length3:27
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Chu Berry (tenor saxophone), Benny Goodman (clarinet), Frank Newton (trumpet), Jack Teagarden (trombone), Billy Taylor (bass), Buck Washington (piano), Bobby Johnson (guitar)

L. Wilson, W. Wilson: Take Me for a Buggy Ride

Work length2:34
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Bobby Johnson (guitar), Buck Washington (piano), Billy Taylor (bass), Jack Teagarden (trombone), Frank Newton (trumpet)

L. Wilson, W. Wilson: Down in the Dumps

Work length3:09
$1.30
$1.70
$2.00
  • Bessie Smith (vocal), Buck Washington (piano), Billy Taylor (bass), Chu Berry (tenor saxophone), Jack Teagarden (trombone), Frank Newton (trumpet), Bobby Johnson (guitar)