Bessie Smith - Empress of the Blues

By: Albertson, Chris; Schuller, Gunther: Commentary By

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144 pages. Index. Discography. "The Greatest Singer and Entertainer of the Century - Bessie Smith comes alive again in this unique collection of 30 of her most famous songs. Not just copies of sheet music, here are actual transcriptions of her most famous songs, with piano reproductions and guitar chords... Gunther Schuller contributes notes on her singing style - perhaps the only good critical description of her art. This is the ideal companion to the record set of Bessies's complete recordings." - from back cover. Songs include: It Makes My Love Come Down, Long Road, Jailhouse Blues, Dirty No-Gooder's Blues, Down in the Dumps, In the House Blues, Shipwreck Blues, Safety Mama, Take Me For a Buggy Ride, Blue Blues, Wasted Life Blues, Standin' In the Rain Blues, Squeeze Me, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Pickpocket Blues, Backwater Blues, Young Woman's Blues, See if I'll Care, New Orleans Hop Scop Blues, Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out, Baby Doll, Please Help Get Him Off My Mind, Reckless Blues, My Man Blues, Poor Man's Blues, Hard Time Blues, Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do, Cake Walking Babies from Home, Gimme a Pigfoot, Gulf Coast Blues. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Sound copy.