Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bessie Smith - Beale Street Mama 1996


The same advances that make life better usually make the heartache worse. I've been enjoying these remastered tracks from the 1920's and wondering who had it worse - Bessie or Lauryn Hill. 21 Adjectives to describe Bessie Smith's style - Distraught, Gutsy, Dramatic, Weary, Reflective, Intense, Passionate, Organic, Intimate, Earnest, Melancholy, Cathartic, Angst-Ridden, Carefree, Earthy, Confident, Rousing, Boisterous, Raucous, Sexy, Irreverent

1. Downhearted Blues
2. Gulf Coast Blues
3. Beale Street Mama
4. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
5. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
6. Bleeding Hearted Blues
7. Midnight Blues
8. Nobody in Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine
9. St. Louis Gal
10. Graveyard Dream Blues
11. I'm Going Back to My Used to Be
12. My Sweetie Went Away
13. Any Woman's Blues
14. Frosty Morning Blues
15. Haunted House Blues
16. Easy Come, Easy Go Blues
17. Rocking Chair Blues
18. Sorrowful Blues
19. Bo Weavil Blues
20. Hateful Blues

1 comment:

alex said...

many thanks for this gem corrector-appreciated man!