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Bessie SmithComplete Recordings Vol 1 (2CD box) ... CD
Columbia, Early 30s. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Bessie SmithEmpress Of The Blues – Charly Blues Masterworks Vol 31 ... CD
Charly R&B (UK), 1920s. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithAt The Christmas Ball/Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town (colored vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Legacy, 1925/1926. Used (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mid 20s Christmas treasure from Bessie Smith! "At The Christmas Ball" balances the cozy warmth and good natured seasonal vibe, with the period bluesy instrumental backdrop and tone that the Empress Of The Blues is famous for – good tidings with a hint of melancholy. Beautiful! The great "Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town" is on the B-Side. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bessie SmithAt The Christmas Ball/Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town (colored vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Legacy, 1925/1926. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mid 20s Christmas treasure from Bessie Smith! "At The Christmas Ball" balances the cozy warmth and good natured seasonal vibe, with the period bluesy instrumental backdrop and tone that the Empress Of The Blues is famous for – good tidings with a hint of melancholy. Beautiful! The great "Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town" is on the B-Side. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithBessie Smith Story Vol 3 – Bessie Smith With Joe Smith & Fletcher Henderson's Hot Six ... LP
Columbia, Mid 20s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Bessie SmithWorld's Greatest Blues Singer ... LP
Columbia, 1920s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Vinyl has some marks that click on "Bleeding Hearted Blues".)

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Dinah WashingtonDinah Sings Bessie Smith (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
Backings by Eddie Chamblee, on a host of Bessie Smith classics – updated with more of a 50s R&B vibe. CD
(Verve Master Edition, small clear sticker on digipack cover.)

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✨✧ LaVern BakerLaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Canadian "That's Jazz Series" pressing from the 70s.)
 
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Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... $1.99
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". CD also contains one bonus track – "On The Sunny Side Of The Street". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing. CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Lonnie Smith/John AbercrombieAfro Blue ... CD
Music Masters, 1993. Used ... $11.99
That's Dr Lonnie Smith, to you – grooving greatly here on one of those sweet mid 90s sessions that really returned his organ talents to the jazz-buying public! The group on the date is co-led with guitarist John Abercrombie – a player whose work has graced soul jazz sets over the years, but who's also best known for the airier tones of his ECM recordings – tones that sometimes surface here, but which are then quickly turned into the more focused sounds needed to match Smith's clean lines on the Hammond! There's no bassist at all on the date – Lonnie handles most of that with the organ – drums are by Marvin Smitty Smith. Titles include "Impressions", "Greensleeves", "Afro Blue", and "Bessie's Blues" – all tributes to Coltrane, natch! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Archie Shepp & Horace ParlanSwing Low ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1991. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A sublime set from this legendary pair – saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan – a duo who already made some great records before this one, but who really knock it out of the park in a relaxed, open live set that's dripping with soul! Most of the tunes here are older spiritual numbers and standards – but they're completely reworked by Shepp and Parlan – with Horace carving out these thoughtful, meaningful lines on piano – while Shepp blows tremendously on tenor, with this raspy edge that holds us breathless – and also plays a bit of alto too. Most tracks are nice and long – and seem to further extend previous Shepp/Parlan moments in a great way – and titles include "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Make Me A Pallet On The Floor", "Go Down Moses", "Dedication To Bessie Smith's Blues", "I Didn't Know About You", and "See See Rider" – plus a great version of Parlan's "Billie's Bossa". CD

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VariousWhere Will You Be Christmas Day? – 1917 to 1959 ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A very vintage Christmas set – one that's pulled mostly from the same sort of scratchy 78rpm recordings we've come to love from the Dust To Digital label – a great blend of folk, blues, country, and gospel recordings – all of which offer up quite a change from the usual Holiday fare! The "dust" has been reduced to a minimum, but the records are clearly sourced from analogue discs – which adds to the earthy, timeless feel of the collection – almost as if you're unpacking a special box of records from way back in the attic, bringing them out every year along with the Christmas decorations! Features 24 tracks in all – work by Kansas City Kitty, Leroy Carr, Vera Hall Ward, Pawlo Humeniuk, Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers, Lord Executor, Walter Davis, Bessie Smith, Lord Beginner, and many others. CD

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✨✧ James P JohnsonClassic James P Johnson Sessions 1921 to 1943 (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1920s/1930s/Early 40s. New Copy 6 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An incredible journey in music – one that documents the importance of pianist James P Johnson in a variety of different settings – from the earliest years of jazz, right on up through the boogie woogie and swing generations as well! The set is exactly the sort that Mosaic Records can do best – as it brings together material from a variety of different labels, almost all of which was originally released on the 78rpm format – which makes the process far more of an historical achievement than just a collection of previously-issued albums! Instead, the music here comes from over 50 different sessions – some which feature Johnson on solo piano, some with vocalists such as Rosa Henderson, Martha Copeland, Roy Evans, Ethel Waters, Clarence Williams, Lavinia Turner, Bessie Smith, and others – and still more with a variety of important ensembles of the 20s and 30s – whose music Johnson certainly helped inform. The package also features key performances with Williams' group – and as is standard with Mosaic, the notes and session details alone are worth the price of admission. The 6CD set features a whopping 158 titles in all – all beautifully remastered, and presented with far more than you'll ever find in one of those shoddy public domain sets. A true testament to the range of Johnson's music in these years – and long overdue! CD
 
 
 



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