Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Bessie Smith was the first superstar of the blues with one of the greatest voices of the twentieth century - dubbed 'The Empress Of The Blues', her majestic delivery and indomitable spirit were unsurpassed. Remastered for exceptional audio clarity, the emotional intensity and expressiveness of Bessie Smith still takes the breath away. Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on other jazz vocalists. Includes ‘St. Louis Blues’ and other favorites.
St Louis Blues
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
Me and My Gin
Empty Bed Blues (Part One)
Down Hearted Blues - Merline Johnson
Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town - Ella Fitzgerald
Dirty No-Gooder's Blues - Trixie Smith
After You've Gone - Sippie Wallace
Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair - Big Maybelle
Back Water Blues - Ruth Brown
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.