Bessie Smith

The Gold Collection [2 Disc]

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Columbia owns the rights to the 160 sides Bessie Smith did for the Columbia and Okeh labels between 1923 and 1933, and while this two-disc budget collection might do in a pinch, serious listeners will find superior sound and annotation on one of the official Columbia/Legacy releases.

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