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LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker – a great blend of modes that really comes off great! Instead of sounding like a throwback blues album, the set comes across with a nice degree of contemporary class – thanks in part to a jazzy presentation that's a bit different than some of Baker's other music of the time – and which sports reeds from Sahib Shihab, tenor from Paul Quinichette, trumpet from Buck Clayton, and trombone from Jimmy Cleveland! Baker's voice is in fine form in this comfortable setting – and really works magic with tracks that include "After You've Gone", "Preaching The Blues", "Empty Bed Blues", "Back Water Blues", and "Gimme A Pigfoot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a bumped corner, some fading along the spine, and a small stain on the back.)

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Teresa Brewer with Count Basie & Duke EllingtonSongs Of Bessie Smith/It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Boplicity (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of later jazzy vocal LP gems by Teresa Brewer, both backed by jazz greats – Songs Of Bessie Smith with Count Basie and Thad Jones, and It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing with Duke Ellington – both released by Flying Dutchman in 1973! Teresa's popularity peaked a couple decades earlier as a girlish pop singer, and she succeeds strongly on both records – not just because of the jazz heavies in the band, but because she has the pipes and genuine affection for the material to pull it off. It's lovely stuff! Songs Of Bessie Smith have the bluesy overtones necessary to make it work, without trying the hide Teresa's naturally softer approach. Basie on piano throughout, with arrangements by Jones, and a great big band on half and more intimate arrangements on the other half. It Don't Mean A Thing. . .works just as wel, with Duke Ellington and Ernie Wilkins arrangements, and great Flying Dutchman players that include Bernard Purdie, Joe Beck and Mtume. 20 tracks in all, including "Trombone Cholly", "Gmme A Pigfoot", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "St Louis Blues", "I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues", "Mood Indigo", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter", "Tulip Or Turnip", "I'ts Kinda Lonesome Out Tonight" and more. CD

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Ronnie GilbertIn Hi Fi The Legend Of Bessie Smith ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear and a piece of tape on part of the top seam.)

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Bessie SmithCollection ... CD
Columbia, 1920s/Early 30s. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Bessie SmithGreat Original Performances 1925 to 1933 ... CD
BBC, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Bessie SmithEmpress ... LP
Columbia, 1920s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a partially split seam.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithBessie Smith – Queen Of The Blues Vol 1 (4CD box set) ... CD
JSP (UK), 1920s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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✨✧ Bessie SmithBessie Smith Vol 5 – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Frog (UK), 1925/1927. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Small tear inside booklet.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithBessie Smith Vol 6 – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Frog (UK), 1927/1928. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Michelle R ScottBlues Empress In Black Chattanooga – Bessie Smith & The Emerging Urban South ... Book
University Of Illinois, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The story of Bessie Smith has been told in many ways over the years, but often with a focus on her fame in the big cities up north – and the importance of her widely-circulated recordings. Here, author Michelle Scott takes a look at a different side of Smith's life – her roots in Chattanooga, with an eye towards the way the growing southern city not only helped lay the groundwork for Bessie's music, but also stand as a crossroads for African American change in the south as well. The book's as much a portrait of the city as it is of Smith, and does a nice job of tying both together – in a softcover volume that runs for 198 pages, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Bessie SmithBessie Smith Vol 1 – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Frog (UK), 1923. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD

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✨✧ Bessie SmithBessie Smith Vol 3 – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Frog (UK), 1924/1925. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithBessie Smith Vol 4 – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Frog (UK), 1925. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
 
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✨✧ Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A partner album of sorts to Jimmy Smith's classic Midnight Special album – recorded during the same sessions as that one, and also featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar! The sound here is almost even more open and stretched out – with only 4 long tracks on the album, 2 on each side – all offering up plenty of room for Jimmy to hit the Hammond with that keenly imaginative approach to a solo he was showing at this time – a style that proved that the instrument could do a lot more than just make weird noises or pump up the rhythm. Turrentine's tenor more than matches Jimmy's solos for imagination – and titles include "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Messy Bessie", "Minor Chant", and "Back At The Chicken Shack". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJazz Vol 2 – The Blues (first pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes work by Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has some moderate wear, a split spine, and a small split on the bottom seam.)
 
 
 



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