Benny Harris. Parker's Mood. Fantasy on Frankie and Johnny. Erroll Garner. A Night in Tunisia. Bud Powell Trio. Dexter Gordon. Dexter Gordon Quartet. Lady Bird. Tadd Dameron. Track Listing - Disc 4. Cleo Henry. Lee Konitz. Lennie Tristano Quintet. All Alone. Irving Berlin. Sarah Vaughan. My Funny Valentine. Thelonious Monk. Thelonious Monk Quartet. Thelonious Monk Quintet.
Bags' Groove. Milt Jackson. I Should Care. Moon Rays. Horace Silver. Horace Silver Quintet. Haitian Flight Song. Charles Mingus. Charles Mingus Quintet. John Lewis. The Modern Jazz Quartet. Pent-Up House. Sonny Rollins. Track Listing - Disc 5. Blue 7. Sonny Rollins Quartet. West Coast Blues. Wes Montgomery. So What. Miles Davis. Blue in Green. Her enunciation was so precise you can hear every word — in sharing her experience with such telling immediacy, she makes it our experience, underscoring feelings and perceptions unaltered by time.
The Complete Recordings Vol. By then, in the depth of the Depression, blues were no longer in vogue; when Smith died four years later, in a car accident at 42, she was virtually forgotten. King 1 fan. Charlie Parker fan. Women of Jazz 50 brani - fan. Lady Sings The Blues 36 brani - 13 fan.
Classic Blues 30 brani - 4 fan. Women in Jazz 56 brani - 2 fan. Jazz for kids 40 brani - fan. Blues America 78 brani - 2 fan. L'Essentiel : Janis Joplin 5 brani - 16 fan. Elles donnent de la voix 31 brani - fan. Un billet dans le cornet : le jazz et les gangsters 18 brani - 98 fan. La playlist de Dominique A 37 brani - fan. Down in the Dumps. This album is a show piece in the blues continuum, described by Leroi Jones as moving from its birth in the post-Civil War period from a highly personalized amalgam of the work-shout and the spiritual through the country blues to the sophisticated evolvement of the city blues coincident with the great migration from the rural South to the urban North after World War I.
This olio of predominantly urban blues does not represent a focus on the tragic aspects of being black in America, but rather the strong counterforce of joy, uninhibited, unrestricted, to be found in sex.
Raw, earthy, unabashedly direct and more explicit than innuendoed, these are the genrecalled the dirty blues. The historic development of the blues, traces in music the social history of the Black American. Its evolution demonstrated more forcefully, perhaps, than any other phenomenon how a people are molded by environmental factors that override genetic influences.
That the direct sensuality expressed in these blues could be called "dirty" is a commentary on the sad quality of the lifeless puritanism of the Anglo-Saxon Protestant ethic against which American youth are moving today, but which Blacks rejected long ago, that is with the exception of upwardly striving Black bourgeoisie who wished to become carbon copies of the white masters.
In fact, among the "respectables", as St. Clair Drake points out in Black Metropolis, the blues was not even allowed in the house because it was considered lower class. Both sides of her first record, " Downhearted Blues " backed with "Gulf Coast Blues", were hits an earlier recording of "Downhearted Blues" by its co-writer Alberta Hunter had previously been released by Paramount Records.
As her popularity increased, Smith became a headliner on the T. Despite her success, neither she nor her music was accepted in all circles. She once auditioned for Black Swan Records W. Du Bois was on its board of directors and was dismissed because she was considered too rough as she supposedly stopped singing to spit.
Smith had a strong contralto voice,  which recorded well from her first session, which was conducted when recordings were made acoustically. The advent of electrical recording made the power of her voice even more evident. For example, after giving a concert to a white-only audience at a theater in Memphis, Tennessee , in October , she performed a late-night concert on station WMC, which was well received by the radio audience.
Johnson , Joe Smith , and Charlie Green. A number of Smith's recordings—such as " Alexander's Ragtime Band " with the Dorsey Brothers orchestra in —quickly became among the best-selling records of their respective release years. Smith's career was cut short by the Great Depression , which nearly put the recording industry out of business, and the advent of sound in film , which spelled the end of vaudeville.
She never stopped performing, however. The days of elaborate vaudeville shows were over, but Smith continued touring and occasionally sang in clubs. In , she appeared in a Broadway musical, Pansy.
The play was a flop; top critics said she was its only asset. In November , Smith made her only film appearance, starring in a two-reeler , St. Louis Blues , based on composer W. Handy 's song of the same name. Johnson and a string section—a musical environment radically different from that of any of her recordings. He claimed to have found her in semi-obscurity, "working as a hostess in a speakeasy on Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia.
In , when she made the Okeh sides, she was still touring. Hammond was known for his selective memory and gratuitous embellishments. Made on November 24, , they serve as a hint of the transformation she made in her performances as she shifted her blues artistry into something that fit the swing era.
The relatively modern accompaniment is notable. The band included such swing era musicians as the trombonist Jack Teagarden , the trumpeter Frankie Newton , the tenor saxophonist Chu Berry , the pianist Buck Washington , the guitarist Bobby Johnson, and the bassist Billy Taylor. Benny Goodman , who happened to be recording with Ethel Waters in the adjoining studio, dropped by and is barely audible on one selection.
Hammond was not entirely pleased with the results, preferring to have Smith revisit her old blues sound. On September 26, , Smith was critically injured in a car crash on U. Route 61 between Memphis, Tennessee and Clarksdale, Mississippi. Skid marks at the scene suggested that Morgan tried to avoid the truck by driving around its left side, but he hit the rear of the truck side-on at high speed.
The tailgate of the truck sheared off the wooden roof of Smith's old Packard vehicle. Smith, who was in the passenger seat, probably with her right arm or elbow out the window, took the full brunt of the impact. Morgan escaped without injuries. The first person on the scene was a Memphis surgeon , Dr.
Hugh Smith no relation. In the early s, Hugh Smith gave a detailed account of his experience to Bessie's biographer Chris Albertson. This is the most reliable eyewitness testimony about the events surrounding her death. Arriving at the scene, Hugh Smith examined Smith, who was lying in the middle of the road with obviously severe injuries.
He estimated she had lost about a half pint of blood, and immediately noted a major traumatic injury: her right arm was almost completely severed at the elbow. Though the light was poor, he observed only minor head injuries. He attributed her death to extensive and severe crush injuries to the entire right side of her body, consistent with a sideswipe collision.
Henry Broughton, a fishing partner of Dr. Smith's, helped him move Bessie Smith to the shoulder of the road.Collection of Blues + Blues Rock CD's. 36 releases, all tested + seem to play fine. Some very collectible ones. Scratches/marks to discs/cases/sleeves occur. B.B. King - 16 Greatest Hits + The King Of The Blues Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 3 (2CD) + Jazz & Blues Collection The Best Of Dutch Blues (2CD) The Black Crowes - Three Snakes And One Charm Blues Ballads Volume 2 The.