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Empty Bed Blues


Download links and information about Empty Bed Blues by Bessie Smith. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:13:01 minutes.

Artist: Bessie Smith
Release date: 1996
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:13:01
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No. Title Length
1. Thinking Blues 3:01
2. Pickpocket Blues 2:37
3. I Used to Be Your Sweet Mama 2:44
4. I'd Rather Be Dead and Buried In My Grave 2:51
5. Standin' In the Rain Blues 2:47
6. It Won't Be You 2:43
7. Spider Man Blues 3:16
8. Empty Bed Blues, Part 1 2:56
9. Empty Bed Blues, Part 2 3:13
10. Put It Right There (Or Keep It Out Here) 2:50
11. Yes Indeed He Do 3:09
12. Devils Donna Git You 3:04
13. You Ought to Be Ashamed 3:00
14. Washwoman's Blues 3:03
15. Slow and Easy Man 2:51
16. Poor Man's Blues 3:18
17. Please Help Me Get Him Off My Mind 2:50
18. Me and My Gin 2:44
19. I'm Wild About That Thing 2:41
20. You've Got to Give Me Some 2:37
21. Kitchen Man 2:47
22. I Got What It Takes (But It Breaks My Heart to Give It Away) 3:00
23. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 2:49
24. St. Louis Blues 3:09
25. He's Got Me Goin' 3:01



Bessie Smith was enormously popular, selling millions of records as one of the leading classic blues singers, a diva-featuring genre that drew from early 20th century vaudeville, jazz, and popular music. Smith recorded plenty of 12-bar blues, including raunchier songs like "Kitchen Man." Other songs, like W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," were built like Tin Pan Alley tunes but were given the blues-like accompaniment of piano and one horn. The sideman credits reveal the degree of Smith's stardom in the '20s; on these recordings, which cover a decade of her work, she's accompanied by the cream of the era's jazz musicians, from Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden to James P. Johnson, Eddie Lang, and a small group led by Fletcher Henderson.