ベッシー・スミス Bessie Smith

女性クラシック・ブルース界最大の歌い手で”ブルースの女帝”と呼ばれています。本名をエリザベス・スミス( Elizabeth Smith )と言い、1898年(1894年4月15日という説もある)にテネシー州チャタヌーガで生まれました。9歳の時には舞台に立ち、15歳でラビット・フット・ミンストレル( The Rabbit Foot Minstrels )に入り、そこでマ・レイニーと出会い多大な影響を受けました。しばらく彼女の前座を勤めた後、1917年にはアラバマ州セルマで働き、数年後にはアトランタのナインティ・ワン劇場で歌っていました。1923年にコロンビアにスカウトされ、ニューヨークに移って初録音しました。その後、クラレンス・ウィリアムズがピアノ伴奏した「Down Hearted Blues」が大当たりして、彼女の人気は揺るぎないものとなります。以後、1933年までの間に160曲程度を吹き込んでいます。彼女は洗練されたオーケストラを布陣して都会の大劇場で歌うのを好み、南部のみならず北部の黒人層にも人気がありました。1829年にはワーナー・ブロザーズ社の短編映画「St. Louis Blues」にも出演しました。1937年9月26日、巡業の途中、ミシシッピー州コアホマ付近で交通事故に遭い亡くなっています。弱冠39歳でした。
Complete Columbia Recordings
Bessie Smith
[収録曲]
Disc.1
    Disc.1
  1. Down Hearted Blues
  2. Gulf Coast Blues
  3. Aggravatin' Papa
  4. Beale Street Mama
  5. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  6. Oh Daddy Blues
  7. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness if I Do
  8. Keeps On A-Rainin' (Papa, He Can't Make No Time)
  9. Mama's Got the Blues
  10. Outside of That
  11. Bleeding Hearted Blues
  12. Lady Luck Blues
  13. Yodling Blues
  14. Midnight Blues
  15. If You Don't, I Know Who Will
  16. Nobody in Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll Like Mine
  17. Jail-House Blues
  18. St. Louis Gal
  19. Sam Jones Blues
Disc.2
  1. Graveyard Dream Blues
  2. Cemetery Blues
  3. Far Away Blues
  4. I'm Going Back to My Used to Be
  5. Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time
  6. My Sweetie Went Away
  7. Any Woman's Blues
  8. Chicago Bound Blues
  9. Mistreating Daddy
  10. Frosty Morning Blues
  11. Haunted House Blues
  12. Eavesdropper's Blues
  13. Easy Come, Easy Go Blues
  14. Sorrowful Blues
  15. Pinchbacks - Take 'Em Away
  16. Rocking Chair Blues
  17. Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down
  18. Boweavil Blues
  19. Hateful Blues
Disc.3
  1. Frankie Blues
  2. Moonshine Blues
  3. Lou'siana Low-Down Blues
  4. Mountain Top Blues
  5. Work House Blues
  6. House Rent Blues
  7. Salt Water Blues
  8. Rainy Weather Blues
  9. Weeping Willow Blues
  10. The Bye Bye Blues
  11. Sing Sing Prison Blues
  12. Follow the Deal On Down
  13. Sinful Blues
  14. Woman's Trouble Blues
  15. Love Me Daddy Blues
  16. Dying Gambler's Blues
  17. The St. Louis Blues
  18. Reckless Blues
  19. Sobbin' Hearted Blues
Disc.4
  1. Cold in Hand Blues
  2. You've Been a Good Ole Wagon
  3. Cake Walkin' Babies (From Home)
  4. The Yellow Dog Blues
  5. Soft Pedal Blues
  6. Dixie Flyer Blues
  7. Nashville Women's Blues
  8. Careless Love Blues
  9. J.C. Holmes Blues
  10. I Ain't Goin' to Play No Second Fiddle
  11. He's Gone Blues
  12. Nobody's Blues But Mine
  13. I Ain't Got Nobody
  14. My Man Blues
  15. New Gulf Coast Blues
  16. Florida Bound Blues
  17. At the Christmas Ball
  18. I've Been Mistreated and I Don't Like It
Disc.5
  1. Red Mountain Blues
  2. Golden Rule Blues
  3. Lonesome Desert Blues
  4. Them "Has Been" Blues
  5. Squeeze Me
  6. What's the Matter Now?
  7. I Want Every Bit of It
  8. Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town
  9. The Gin House Blues
  10. Money Blues
  11. Baby Doll
  12. Hard Driving Papa
  13. Lost Your Head Blues
  14. Hard Time Blues
  15. Honey Man Blues
  16. One and Two Blues
  17. Young Woman's Blues
  18. Preachin' the Blues
  19. Back Water Blues
  20. After You've Gone
  21. Alexander's Ragtime Band
Disc.6
  1. Muddy Water (a Mississippi Moan)
  2. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
  3. Trombone Cholly
  4. Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
  5. Them's Graveyard Words
  6. Hot Spring Blues
  7. Sweet Mistreater
  8. Lock and Key
  9. Mean Old Bedbug Blues
  10. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  11. Homeless Blues
  12. Looking for My Man Blues
  13. Dyin' by the Hour
  14. Foolish Man Blues
  15. Thinking Blues
  16. Pickpocket Blues
  17. I Used to Be Your Sweet Mama
  18. I'd Rather Be Dead and Buried in My Grave
Disc.7
  1. Standin' in the Rain Blues
  2. It Won't Be You
  3. Spider Man Blues
  4. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1
  5. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2
  6. Put It Right Here (Or Keep It Out There)
  7. Yes Indeed He Do!
  8. Devil's Gonna Git You
  9. You Ought to Be Ashamed
  10. Washwoman's Blues
  11. Slow and Easy Man
  12. Poor Man's Blues
  13. Please Help Me Get Him Out of My Mind
  14. Me and My Gin
  15. I'm Wild About That Thing
  16. You've Got to Give Me Some
  17. Kitchen Man
  18. I've Got What It Takes (But It Breaks My Heart to Give It Away)
  19. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  20. Take It Right Back ('Cause I Don't Want It Here)
Disc.8
  1. He's Got Me Goin'
  2. It Makes My Love Come Down
  3. Wasted Life Blues
  4. Dirty No-Gooder's Blues
  5. Blue Spirit Blues
  6. Worn Out Papa Blues
  7. You Don't Understand
  8. Don't Cry Baby
  9. Keep It to Yourself
  10. New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
  11. See If I'll Care
  12. Baby Have Pity on Me
  13. On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual)
  14. Moan, You Moaners
  15. Hustlin' Dan
  16. Black Mountain Blues
  17. In the House Blues
  18. Long Old Road
  19. Blue Blues
  20. Shipwreck Blues
Disc.9
  1. Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  2. Safety Mama
  3. Do Your Duty
  4. Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
  5. Take Me for a Buggy Ride
  6. I'm Down in the Dumps
  7. The Yellow Dog Blues
  8. Soft Pedal Blues
  9. Nashville Women's Blues
  10. Careless Love Blues
  11. Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan)
  12. St. Louis Blues Soundtrack: Band Intro/Crap Game/St. Louis Blues
Disc.10
  1. Bessie Disappears
  2. Waldorf-Astoria Party
  3. Bessie & Jack, Pt. 1
  4. Bessie & Jack, Pt. 2/Bessie & the Ladies
  5. Life on the Road, Pt. 1
  6. Life on the Road, Pt. 2
  7. Life on the Road, Pt. 3/Bessie & Gertrude Saunders
マーティン・スコセッシのブルース
ベッシー・スミス(アーティスト)
Sony Music Direct
[収録曲]
  1. 善良な男はなかなかいない
  2. 二番煎じはゴメンだわ
  3. 私とジンと
  4. マディ・ウォーター
  5. セント・ルイス・ブルース
  6. テイント・ノーボディズ・ビジネス
  7. ケアレス・ラブ
  8. イエロウ・ドッグ・ブルース
  9. ニード・ア・リトル・シュガー・イン・マイ・ポウル
  10. ダウン・ハーテッド・ブルース
  11. どん底あっても人は気づかず
  12. 復活の日
  13. 電気椅子に送ってよ
  14. 豚足にビールをちょうだい
  15. 戻り水ブルース
Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues (1929)
Bessie Smith - Down Hearted Blues
Blues Queen
Bessie Smith(アーティスト)
Definitive
[収録曲]
  1. Downhearted Blues
  2. Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do
  3. My Sweetie Went Away
  4. Weeping Willow Blues
  5. St. Louis Blues
  6. Reckless Blues
  7. Sobbin' Hearted Blues
  8. Cold in Hand Blues
  9. You'd Been a Good Ole Wagon
  10. Cake Walkin' Babies (From Home)
  11. The Yellow Dog Blues
  12. Nashville Woman's Blues
  13. Careless Love Blues
  14. J.C. Holmes Blues
  15. I Ain't Goin' to Play No Second Fiddle
  16. Young Woman's Blues
  17. Muddy Water (a Mississippi Moan)
  18. Mean Old Bedbug Blues
  19. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 1
  20. Empty Bed Blues, Pt. 2
  21. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  22. Black Mountain Blues
  23. Do Your Duty
  24. Gimme a Pigfoot
Essential Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith
[収録曲]
Disc.1
  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
Disc.2
  1. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  2. There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
  3. Trombone Cholly
  4. Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair
  5. A Good Man Is Hard To Find
  6. Dyin' By The Hour
  7. Me And My Gin
  8. Kitchen Man
  9. Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out
  10. On Revival Day (A Rythmic Spiritual)
  11. Moan, You Moaners
  12. Black Mountain Blues
  13. Shipwreck Blues
  14. Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
  15. Do Your Duty
  16. Gimmie A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer
  17. Take Me For A Buggy Ride
  18. Down In The Dumps