Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Bessie SmithBessie Smith


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2005
Label: Fabulous
UPC: 0824046200428
catalogNumber: 2004
Rank: 49226


Disc 1

  1. Down Hearted Blues
  2. Gulf Coast Blues
  3. Jailhouse Blues
  4. St. Louis Gal
  5. Aggravatin' Papa
  6. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  7. Chicago Bound Blues
  8. T'Ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do
  9. Any Woman's Blues
  10. Easy Come Easy Go Blues
  11. Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down
  12. Hateful Blues
  13. Careless Love Blues
  14. New Gulf Coast Blues
  15. I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
  16. The Yello Dog Blues
  17. I Ain't Got Nobody
  18. What's the Matter Now
  19. Baby Doll
  20. Hard Driving Papa
  21. The Gin House Blues
  22. Lost Your Head Blues
  23. After You've Gone
  24. Backwater Blues

Disc 2

  1. Preachin' the Blues
  2. Alexadner's Ragtime Band
  3. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  4. Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
  5. Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
  6. Thinking Blues
  7. I'd Rather Be Dead and Buried in My Grave
  8. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1
  9. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2
  10. Spider Man Blues
  11. Slow and Easy Man
  12. I'm Wild About That Thing
  13. You've Got to Give Me Some
  14. Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
  15. Wasted Life Blues
  16. Don't Cry Baby
  17. Baby Have Pity on Me
  18. Hustlin' Dan
  19. Black Mountain Blues
  20. In the House Blues
  21. Blue Blue
  22. I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  23. Safety Mama
  24. Do Your Duty
  25. Gimme a Pig Foot and a Bottle of Beer

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bessie Smith   Primary Artist,Vocals
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
James P. Johnson   Piano
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Louis Metcalf   Cornet
Frankie Newton   Trumpet
Don Redman   Clarinet
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Ed Allen   Cornet
Louis Armstrong   Clarinet,Cornet
Garvin Bushell   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Christian   Banjo
Dennis Dean   Trumpet
Charlie Dixon   Banjo
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Porter Grainger   Piano
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Fred Longshaw   Piano
Elmer Snowden   Banjo
Joe "Fox" Smith   Cornet
Cyrus St. Clair   Trombone
Buck Washington   Piano
Clarence Williams   Piano
Ernest Elliott   Clarinet
Abraham Wheat   Clarinet,Soprano
Charlie Green   Trombone
Floyd Casey   Drums
Irving Johns   Piano
Greely Watson   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Johnson   Guitar
Billy Taylor   Bass Saxophone
Robert Robbins   Violin
Isadore Myers   Piano

Technical Credits

Ida Cox   Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
John "J.R." Robinson   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Henry Troy   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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