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Bessie Smith: The Collection


Download links and information about Bessie Smith: The Collection by Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Louis Armstrong Orchestra. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 54:57 minutes.

Artist: Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Louis Armstrong Orchestra
Release date: 1989
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Tracks: 16
Duration: 54:57
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No. Title Length
1. Downhearted Blues 3:24
2. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do 3:27
3. My Sweetie Went Away (She Didn't Say Where, When or Why) 3:11
4. Weeping Willow Blues 3:10
5. St. Louis Blues 3:09
6. Reckless Blues 3:03
7. You've Been a Good Ole Wagon 3:27
8. I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle 3:20
9. Young Woman's Blues 3:08
10. Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan) 3:06
11. Mean Old Bedbug Blues 3:11
12. Empty Bed Blues, Pts. 1 & 2 6:22
13. Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out 2:57
14. Black Mountain Blues 3:08
15. Do Your Duty 3:25
16. Gimme a Pigfoot 3:29



While there's no denying the importance and quality of Columbia/Legacy's Complete Recordings series, nine discs may seem a bit intimidating to the newcomer. Collection, a mid-priced, 16-track collection which spans most of Smith's career, ultimately does a better service to the casual listener with a limited budget. This is probably the best introduction — undoubtedly many will seek out the more comprehensive packages afterward.