Bessie Smith's big, beautiful voice and emotionally naked interpretation made her into one of the all-time stars of the gramophone record, influencing talents as wide ranging as Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson and Janis Joplin. This 4CD set includes all of her best known songs, whose raw energy and emotion shine out across the decades and show just why she became such a star. Transcending the worlds of blues, gospel and popular song, Bessie is a seminal figure in modern music and this box is the ultimate overview of her career.
Disc 11. Down Hearted Blues 3:25
Disc 21. You've Been A Good Ole Wagon 3:29
Disc 31. Hard Time Blues 3:12
Disc 41. Devil's Gonna Git You 3:09