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The Resource Empty bed blues, Bessie Smith, (sound recording)

Empty bed blues, Bessie Smith, (sound recording)

Label
Empty bed blues
Title
Empty bed blues
Statement of responsibility
Bessie Smith
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Language
eng
Related
Accompanying matter
  • discography
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
  • historical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1894-1937
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Bessie
Date time place
Recorded in New York City, 1924 and 1928
Form of composition
blues
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Blues songs; Bessie Smith, vocals ; with various instrumental ensembles ; in part featuring Charlie Green, trombone ; Fletcher Henderson or Porton Grainger, piano
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1897-1952
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Green, Charlie
  • Henderson, Fletcher
  • Grainger, Porter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blues (Music)
  • Jazz vocals
Label
Empty bed blues, Bessie Smith, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is the third of five two-record sets comprising Bessie Smith's legacy of 160 selections."
  • Historical and biographical notes by Chris Albertson, with discographical and personnel listings, on container
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sorrowful blues / Smith-Johns (3:16) -- Pinchbacks-take 'em away / Smith-Johns (3:13) -- Rocking chair blues / Smith-Johns (3:12) -- Ticket agent, ease your window down / Williams (3:19) -- Boweavil blues / Rainey-Austin (2:51) -- Hateful blues / Johnson (3:06) -- Frankie blues / Johnson (3:28) -- Moonshine blues / Rainey (3:14) -- Lou'siana low down blues / Williams (3:23) -- Mountain top blues / Williams (3:11) -- Work house blues / Wallace (3:19) -- House rent blues / Wallace (3:05) -- Salt water blues / Brooks (3:26) -- Rainy weather blues / Brooks (3:34) -- Weeping willow blues / Carter (3:07) -- The bye bye blues / Carter (3:15) -- I used to be your sweet mama / Miller-Longshaw (2:48) -- I'd rather be dead and buried in my grave / Fuller (2:54) -- Standin' in the rain blues / Smith (2:52) -- It won't be you / Smith (2:46) -- Spider man blues / Smith-Gray (3:21) -- Empty bed blues / Johnson (6:19) -- Put it right here (or keep it out there) / Grainger (2:57)
  • (continued) Yes indeed he do! / Grainger (3:13) -- Devil's gonna get you / Grainger (3:09) -- You ought to be ashamed / Grainger (3:05) -- Washwoman's blues / Williams (3:07) -- Slow and easy man / Red (2:55) -- Poor man's blues / Smith (3:24) -- Please help me get him off my mind / Smith (2:55) -- Me and my gin / Burke (2:50)
Control code
3265594
Dimensions
12 in.
Dimensions
12 in. diameter
Extent
2 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
microgroove fine
Lccn
74764363
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
UMKC: Marr copy forms part of the Dave Dexter Collection.
Other physical details
analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono.
Publisher number
  • G 30450 (C 30451--C 30452)
  • CG 30450
  • C 30451
  • C 30452
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
33 1/3 rpm (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Empty bed blues, Bessie Smith, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • "This is the third of five two-record sets comprising Bessie Smith's legacy of 160 selections."
  • Historical and biographical notes by Chris Albertson, with discographical and personnel listings, on container
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sorrowful blues / Smith-Johns (3:16) -- Pinchbacks-take 'em away / Smith-Johns (3:13) -- Rocking chair blues / Smith-Johns (3:12) -- Ticket agent, ease your window down / Williams (3:19) -- Boweavil blues / Rainey-Austin (2:51) -- Hateful blues / Johnson (3:06) -- Frankie blues / Johnson (3:28) -- Moonshine blues / Rainey (3:14) -- Lou'siana low down blues / Williams (3:23) -- Mountain top blues / Williams (3:11) -- Work house blues / Wallace (3:19) -- House rent blues / Wallace (3:05) -- Salt water blues / Brooks (3:26) -- Rainy weather blues / Brooks (3:34) -- Weeping willow blues / Carter (3:07) -- The bye bye blues / Carter (3:15) -- I used to be your sweet mama / Miller-Longshaw (2:48) -- I'd rather be dead and buried in my grave / Fuller (2:54) -- Standin' in the rain blues / Smith (2:52) -- It won't be you / Smith (2:46) -- Spider man blues / Smith-Gray (3:21) -- Empty bed blues / Johnson (6:19) -- Put it right here (or keep it out there) / Grainger (2:57)
  • (continued) Yes indeed he do! / Grainger (3:13) -- Devil's gonna get you / Grainger (3:09) -- You ought to be ashamed / Grainger (3:05) -- Washwoman's blues / Williams (3:07) -- Slow and easy man / Red (2:55) -- Poor man's blues / Smith (3:24) -- Please help me get him off my mind / Smith (2:55) -- Me and my gin / Burke (2:50)
Control code
3265594
Dimensions
12 in.
Dimensions
12 in. diameter
Extent
2 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
microgroove fine
Lccn
74764363
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
UMKC: Marr copy forms part of the Dave Dexter Collection.
Other physical details
analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono.
Publisher number
  • G 30450 (C 30451--C 30452)
  • CG 30450
  • C 30451
  • C 30452
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
33 1/3 rpm (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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