Bessie: Music from the HBO Film

Bessie: Music from the HBO Film


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The soundtrack to the 2015 Bessie Smith biopic, Bessie: Music from the HBO Film features original and newly recorded songs strongly associated with the legendary vocalist. Starring award-winning actress and singer Queen Latifah, Bessie focuses on the life of the iconic jazz and blues singer. One of the most successful and influential performers of her era, Smith headlined her own tours and rubbed shoulders with such musical giants as singer Ma Rainey and trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Here, Latifah performs a handful of songs Smith recorded including "Young Woman Blues," "Weepin' Woman Blues," "Long Old Road," and others. Also included are new recordings from such vintage-inspired acts as Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Tamar-Kali, and Cecile McLorin Salvant, as well as original sides by Armstrong, Fats Waller, and of course, Smith.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2015
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888750997029
catalogNumber: 509970
Rank: 95969

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Technical Credits

Alberta Hunter   Composer
Bessie Smith   Composer
Sippie Wallace   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Vince Giordano   Arranger
Andy Razaf   Composer
Ma Rainey   Composer
Lovie Austin   Composer
Vivian Green   Composer
Dan Higgins   Arranger,Song Transcriptions
Queen Latifah   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Lawrence Sieberth   Arranger,Song Transcriptions
Clarence Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Monica Lynch   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Wesley Wilson   Composer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Joe Hayden   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Dana Owens   Composer
Ted Wallace   Composer
Michael Esneault   Arranger,Song Transcriptions
Adam Blackstone   Composer
Shakim Compere   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Eddie Green   Composer
William Grimes   Arranger,Song Transcriptions
Hezekiah Jenkins   Composer
Jim Burris   Composer
Annie Stoll   Art Direction
Ted Fiorito   Composer
Theodore August Metz   Composer
Artje Matthews   Composer
Dee Rees   Liner Notes

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