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Bessie Smith: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 5 -  The Final Chapter
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 5 - The Final Chapter
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #2

The last two-CD set in this five-volume collection contains a lot of curiosities, and several pieces of required listening as well: "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," "Do Your Duty," and "Gimme a Pigfoot" are all here. For ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bessie Smith
Title: Bessie Smith: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 5 - The Final Chapter
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 2/6/1996
Release Date: 2/6/1996
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Vocal Blues, Traditional Blues, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 074645754628

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The last two-CD set in this five-volume collection contains a lot of curiosities, and several pieces of required listening as well: "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," "Do Your Duty," and "Gimme a Pigfoot" are all here. For curiosities, there's the St. Louis Blues soundtrack, from a film short that contains the only footage of Smith. The second CD consists entirely of interviews with Smith's niece, Ruby Smith, which, while of secondary interest to the music, make for fascinating listening. In a gradual, rambling way, Ruby constructs an image of her famous aunt that reveals additional facets of the Empress of the Blues. --Genevieve Williams
 

CD Reviews

Bessie, the queen of blues, lives on in this fabulous box se
carobond@iol.ie | Cork, ireland | 10/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bessie, the Queen of blues lives on in this box set. The complete recordings is indeed a must have for any true fan of early blues or jazz. She is the icon of a music lost to the ears of many contemporary music lovers. The entire bos set is a thrill to own, and I recommomend it."