Bessie Smith

The Incomparable

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Although there are absolutely no liner notes or recording information of any kind in this budget compilation, this is still a stripped-down collection of some of Smith's best work. Highlights include "St. Louis Blues," "Gimme a Pigfoot," "Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Empty Bed Blues," and "Careless Love." A good Bessie Smith starter kit.

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