Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Trails - Bessie Smith - I Used To Be Your Sweet Mama (1928)

Recorded in New York more than 85 years ago, this powerful statement from surely the greatest blues singer of them all doesn't actually say how Bessie's going to be "real mean and hateful" to whoever is stupid enough to "two-time" her, but she leaves the listener in no doubt that it would be best not to find out. And quite right too.

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