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Stories of Bessie's antics continue to amuse, but beyond them all are her magnificent recordings, all made for the Columbia label, many among the most important and influential in the history of popular music. This Essential collection contains 36 remarkable songs on 2 CDs capturing the best of one of the greatest blues artists of all time. Highlights include classic performances with Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and others, plus detailed notes and great photos.

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1) Aggravatin' Papa
2) Baby Won't You Please Come Home
3) 'Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do
4) Jail-House Blues
5) Graveyard Dream Blues
6) Ticket Agent Ease Your Window Down
7) Boweavil Blues
8) Weeping Willow Blues
9) Dying Gambler's Blues
10) St. Louis Blues
11) You've Been a Good Ole Wagon
12) Cake Walkin' Babies from Home
13) Careless Love Blues
14) I Ain't Goin' to Play Second Fiddle
15) At the Christmas Ball
16) Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town
17) Backwater Blues
18) After You've Gone
19) Alexander's Ragtime Band
20) There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
21) Trombone Cholly
22) Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
23) A Good Man Is Hard to Find
24) Dyin' By the Hour
25) Me and My Gin
26) Kitchen Man
27) Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
28) On Revival Day (A Rythmic Spiritual)
29) Moan You Moaners
30) Black Mountain Blues
31) Shipwreck Blues
32) Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
33) Do Your Duty
34) Gimmie a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
35) Take Me for a Buggy Ride
36) Down in the Dumps

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