Bessie Smith – The World’s Greatest Blues Singer

An extravagant claim that only a few could make legitimately. This fantastic 2Lp set was compiled by legendary A&R dude John Hammond for CBS in the early 70s as a part of 3 or 4 double albums gathering all of Smith’s extent recordings, all apparently worth seeking out (especially if you pay a quid at an Ashford boot fair); these were superceded by the 90s “Roots & Blues” CD box set on Columbia.

If she wasn’t the greatest, she wasn’t far off.

Published in: on December 2, 2010 at 11:17 am  Leave a Comment  

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