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The Absolutely Essential Collection

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The Absolutely Essential Collection
The Absolutely Essential Collection


A 3 CD, 60 track survey of the career of "The Empress Of The Blues" aka "The Queen Of The Blues" who was the most popular female US singer of the 1920s and 1930s who was to influence countless Blues and Jazz singers in her lifetime, and continues to do so today.


  1. Name
  2. Down Hearted Blues
  3. Gulf Coast Blues
  4. Beale Street Mama
  5. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  6. Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
  7. Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time
  8. Any Woman's Blues
  9. Chicago Bound Blues
  10. Moonshine Blues
  11. Weeping Willow Blues
  12. The Bye Bye Blues
  13. Sinful Blues
  14. Dying Gambler's Blues
  15. Reckless Blues
  16. You've Been A Good Ole Wagon
  17. Cake Walkin Babies (From Home)
  18. The Yellow Dog Blues
  19. Soft Pedal Blues
  20. What's The Matter Now ?
  21. I Want Every Bit Of It
  22. The St. Louis Blues
  23. Careless Love Blues
  24. I Ain't Goin To Play Second Fiddle
  25. I Ain't Got Nobody
  26. Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town
  27. The Gin House Blues
  28. After You've Gone
  29. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  30. A Good Man Is Hard To Find
  31. Lost Your Head Blues
  32. Young Woman's Blues
  33. Baby Doll
  34. Preachin The Blues
  35. Hard Driving Papa
  36. Backwater Blues
  37. There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
  38. Trombone Cholly
  39. Send Me To The Lectric Chair
  40. Dyin By The Hour
  41. Thinking Blues
  42. Nobody Knows You When Youre Down And Out
  43. Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
  44. Empty Bed Blues, Pt 1
  45. Empty Bed Blues, Pt 2
  46. Gimme A Pigfoot
  47. Spider Man Blues
  48. Devil's Gonna Git You
  49. Poor Man's Blues
  50. Me And My Gin
  51. I'm Wild About That Thing
  52. Kitchen Man
  53. Blue Spirit Blues
  54. Baby Have Pity On Me
  55. On Revival Day
  56. Hustlin Dan
  57. Black Mountain Blues
  58. Safety Mama
  59. Do Your Duty
  60. Take Me For A Buggy Ride
  61. I'm Down In The Dumps
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