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Bessie Smith
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Bessie Smith
Title: 1925-1933
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Label: Nimbus Records
Original Release Date: 1/13/1992
Re-Release Date: 7/8/2003
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Vocal Blues, Traditional Blues, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 710357600326

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A good set of Smith standards... | 08/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A nicely remastered set of Bessie Smith tunes, though not a complete set, this is a difinitive sampler and a great place to start if you've never listened to Bessie Smith before. A good example of why she was "The Empress Of The Blues." Also listen to Big Mama Sue, who is heavily influenced by Smith, she sings and plays washboard in most major Dixieland festivals today, visit and listen to her at"
Barry McCanna | Normandy, France | 12/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For anyone wanting an overview of Bessie Smith's recording career, this compilation is well worth considering. On the first track she's accompanied by (Fletcher) Henderson's Hot Six, which includes Charlie Green on trombone, Buster Bailey on clarinet, and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax. Louis Armstrong is involved on the next three, and the later recordings include the sublime "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out". The compilation concludes with three of her last four recordings, on which she demonstrates that her voice was as good as ever. Sound quality is excellent despite the fact that this CD dates from 1987."