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Bessie Smith: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 5 - The Final Chapter Box set


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Audio CD, Box set, February 6, 1996
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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

Disc: 1
1. Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
2. Safety Mama
3. Do Your Duty
4. Gimme A Pigfoot
5. Take Me For A Buggy Ride
6. I'm Down In The Dumps
7. The Yellow Dog Blues
8. Soft Pedal Blues
9. Nashville Women's Blues
10. Careless Love Blues
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Disc: 2
1. Ruby Smith Dialogue/An Interview With Chris Albertson: Bessie Disappears
2. Ruby Smith Dialogue/An Interview With Chris Albertson: Waldorf-Astoria Party
3. Ruby Smith Dialogue/An Interview With Chris Albertson: Bessie & Jack, I
4. Ruby Smith Dialogue/An Interview With Chris Albertson: Bessie & Jack, II/Bessie & The Ladies
5. Ruby Smith Dialogue/An Interview With Chris Albertson: Life On The Road, I
6. Ruby Smith Dialogue/An Interview With Chris Albertson: Life On The Road, II
7. Ruby Smith Dialogue/An Interview With Chris Albertson: Life On The Road, III.../Bessie & Gertrude...

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 6, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000029DJ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,615 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By carobond@iol.ie on October 9, 1998
Format: Audio CD
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.
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Check out the second disk where Bessie's niece Ruby talks about the old days. Bessie was a hell cat and totally enjoyed herself.
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