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She had issue with her siblings too. I guess it is difficult when you come from poverty and all of a sudden you are making money, but your family is still there. She was their savior. She obviously experienced much stress from the financial demands of family.
My favorite songs are as follows:
Good Ole Wagon
Gimme A Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
Taint Nobody's Business
Moan you Moaners
A Good Man is Hard to Find
Nobody Knows You
I especially love Gimme A Pigfoot because it speaks about pretentiousness with a comical twist. Folks have various faces and sometimes it hard to determine when the real person surfaces. Liquor or corn liquor(fermented corn) has a way of making one lose their inhibitions and the real person emerges.
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AWESOME, probably the best in Blues/Jazz History. Thanks for having, to purchasePublished 6 months ago by Aaron Jason Cumbie
The recording has been very well restored, and is enjoyable to listen to. I was surprised at how many of the selections I was familiar with.Published 12 months ago by mishon
Seriously...how can anyone give Bessie less than 5 stars?
CD packaging was secure so nothing was damaged upon being received. Shipping was quick as well.
I love Ms. Bessie Smith and this album is a great addition to my collection of music of the ladies of jazz of the 1930's & 1940"s.Published on February 18, 2014 by Anthony Kalbac
These songs were instrumental in the rise of rock and roll. This lady really sang the blues the way they were meant to be sung. Read morePublished on April 7, 2008 by Mama
What's not to like? I got what I ordered within just a few days after I placed the order. This, to me, is great service! No stress, no strain.Published on December 16, 2007 by Owen Helms Daniels