bessie smith – nobody knows you when you’re down and out

April 15, 2014

Happy birthday to blues singer Bessie Smith (1894-1937), The Empress of the Blues.
Listen to her performing ‘Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out’ (1929).
“Bessie Smith (Vocal), Ed Allen (Cornet), Garvin Bushell (as), Greely Walton or Arville Harris (ts) Clarence Williams (Piano), Cyrus St-Clair (tu).”