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In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday April 14th, 2010 with Ron Sweetman
BESSIE SMITH

Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, was born on April 15, 1894. Tonight we'll hear some of Bessie's original 'twenties recordings and recreations by LaVern Baker [1958], Dinah Washington [1958], Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan [1980] and Amina Claudine Myers [1980].
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out
Bessie Smith - Complete Recordings - Columbia
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Trouble In Mind - SteepleChase
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out
LaVerne Baker - Sings Bessie Smith - Collectables
Backwater Blues
Bessie Smith - Complete Recordings - Columbia
Backwater Blues
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Trouble In Mind - SteepleChase
Backwater Blues
LaVerne Baker - Sings Bessie Smith - Collectables
Backwater Blues
Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith - Verve
Como Fue
Jane Bunnett - and the Cuban Piano Masters - World Pacific Canadian
Fu Bu
Frank Kimbrough - Lullabluebye - Palmetto
Careless Love
Bessie Smith - Complete Recordings - Columbia
Careless Love
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Trouble In Mind - SteepleChase
Careless Love
Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith - Verve
Jailhouse Blues
Bessie Smith - Complete Recordings - Columbia
Jailhouse Blues
Amina Claudine Myers - Salutes Bessie Smith - Leo
Jailhouse Blues
Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith - Verve
After You've Gone
Bessie Smith - Complete Recordings - Columbia
After You've Gone
LaVerne Baker - Sings Bessie Smith - Collectables
After You've Gone
Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith - Verve
Gimme A Pigfoot
LaVerne Baker - Sings Bessie Smith - Collectables
Empty Bed blues
LaVerne Baker - Sings Bessie Smith - Collectables
Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith - Verve
Trouble In Mind
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Trouble In Mind - SteepleChase
Wasted Life Blues
Amina Claudine Myers - Salutes Bessie Smith - Leo
Dirty No-Gooder's Blues
Amina Claudine Myers - Salutes Bessie Smith - Leo