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Performer: Bessie Smith
Genre: Blues
Title: Empress Of The Blues
Country: Poland
Released: 1992
Style: Chicago Blues, East Coast Blues
FLAC version ZIP size: 1756 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1416 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1490 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 195

Empress Of The Blues. Bessie Smith - Young Woman's Blues. dl. Bessie Smith - Preachin' The Blues. Bessie Smith - Back Water Blues.

The Legend Of Bessie Smith: Empress Of The Blues. So much more than a blues singer, Bessie Smith was an icon for her race and gender, and her legend resonates like no other in the history of blues singers. Published on. April 15, 2019. The legend of Bessie Smith, who was born on 15 April 1984, and died, aged just 43, on 26 September 1937, has created an extra layer to what was a fascinating and monumental career. I’ve travelled and wandered almost everywhere To get a little joy from life Still I’ve gained but worries and despair Still struggling in this world of strife Oh me, oh my Wonder what will the end be Oh me, oh my Wonder what will become of poor me ‘Worried Life Blues’

Bessie Smith Honored by Tift Merritt, Abigail Washburn, Haley Bonar and more with Tribute Album The Empress of the Blues: A Tribute to Bessie Smith (November 25th, 2014, Reimagine Music). The greatest blues singer in the world will never stop singing. She showed me the air and taught me how to fill it, Janis Joplin said of Bessie Smith. Throughout the 1920s Bessie Smith became one of the most popular singers in America. She sang it like it was, representing the African-American experience and the suffering of her people through raw, unadulterated country blues. Born into poverty on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bessie Smith at an early age dreamed of getting out and getting on. As a teenager she joined The Moss Stokes Company, a travelling minstrel troupe, and was mentored there.

Bessie-Empress of the Blues Tribute The Cabot Beverly, MA December 4, 2018. In a wonderful coincidence of timing, The Cabot, in Beverly, Ma. celebrated and honored the great and legendary blues vocalist icon, The Empress of the Blues-Bessie Smith -at the very same time the beautiful newly renovated 1920's theater venue is turning 100 years old with this fund-raising kick-off event. Along with Louis Armstrong, Smith became one of the highest paid entertainers of her era. Fittingly, this unique gala event, which benefits The Cabot's efforts to complete years of renovations by its 100th birthday in 2020, featured an outstanding and eclectic mix of musicians, coming from blues, folk, R&B and jazz. Cole, who won best new artist Grammy Award in 1998, has just released her latest album, Ballads (2018, 675 Records), a collection of Great American Songbook covers.

Empress of the Blues is a jazz related blues music album recording by BESSIE SMITH released in 1971 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Thanks to snobb for the updates.

Day Driving Feeling Blue Hanging Out Housework Rainy Day. Bessie Smith. In 1994 the Charly budget label came out with one of the very best single-disc Bessie Smith collections in this archetypal blues singer's entire discography. Song for song, "Empress of the Blues" succeeds where the 1996 Jazz Archives collection Bessie Smith Sings the Jazz fell short of its intended goal.

One of the most controversial racial incidents of the day sparked a huge myth but the truth was always there to be seen. Bessie Smith: The empress of the blues. 26 September 2017 ·. On this day in 1937: Bessie is involved in a car accident and passes away.


1 Down Hearted Blues 3:25
2 Gulf Coast Blues 3:04
3 Aggravatin' Papa 3:16
4 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 2:55
5 T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do 3:26
6 Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time 3:10
7 My Sweetie Went Away 3:11
8 Any Woman's Blues 3:25
9 House Rent Blues 3:05
10 Weeping Willow Blues 3:09
11 Sinful Blues 3:08
12 St. Louis Blues 3:10
13 Reckless Blues 3:02
14 Careless Love Blues 3:25
15 I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle 3:21
16 I Ain't Got Nobody 3:09
17 Empty Bed Blues (Parts 1 & 2) 6:23
18 Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out 2:57
19 Do Your Duty 3:26
20 Gimme A Pig Foot 3:30

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Charly Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Charly Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Charly Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Pilz Compact Disc – AT 31884 A


  • Liner Notes – John Collis


Also available on TC BM 31

Country of origin UK. Made in the EEC.

Files Under Blues

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 082333176027
  • Matrix / Runout: PILZ CD CDBM31 [ AT 31884 A ]
  • Rights Society: SPA
  • Label Code: LC 8477

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B.P. 013 Bessie Smith Empress Of The Blues ‎(CD, Comp) Charly R&B, Altaya B.P. 013 Poland 1998
15013 Bessie Smith Empress Of The Blues ‎(CD, Comp) Altaya 15013 Italy Unknown
TC BM 31 Bessie Smith Empress Of The Blues ‎(Cass, Comp) Charly R&B TC BM 31 Europe 1993
BB013 Bessie Smith Empress Of The Blues ‎(CD, Comp) Altaya, Charly R&B BB013 Brazil 1996
MJB105 Bessie Smith Empress Of The Blues ‎(CD, Comp) Midnite Jazz & Blues Collection MJB105 UK 2001