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• BESSIE SMITH - The Rough Guide to Blues Legends : Bessie Smith LP

RM 119.00

Rough Guides / World Music Network

The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Bessie Smith condenses the career of one of the 20th century's most singular singers. Jumping around her discography, the anthology moves from Smith's debut recording (1923's sweetly aching "Down Hearted Blues") to hits (the lamenting "A Good Man Is Hard to Find") and covers (her essential "St. Louis Blues" with Louis Armstrong, the aloof "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out"), as well as her forays into Tin Pan Alley ("Muddy Water [A Mississippi Moan]") and soulful ballads ("Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer").