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- BLUES CHARACTERS, a prestigious new 30-volume collection, invites the listener to discover the work of the great men and women who made blues history; the pioneers of one of the greatest musical adventures of the twentieth century. Released as an 3-panel Digipack, each volume of the collection includes 2 CDs (nearly 2 1/2 hours of listening) and is accompanied by a 36-page booklet containing biographies and notes in French and English, with original photos and illustrations. Blues Characters will make a truly wonderful addition to any blues collection. The first 10 volumes of this authoritative collection are presented here, with 20 further volumes to follow in 2016.
Bessie Smith’s brand of blues carries within it the history of black women. Through their ambiguous and often twofold concepts, her songs describe a woman who acts like a man and breaks all the rules. Both revealing and revelatory, her music goes beyond simply describing the drama of daily life and drags us deep into the very heart of the human soul, where contradictory feelings come into conflict. With every breath, cry, complaint, laugh and tear, Bessie’s blues burns with a bright and ever-lasting flame.
- BESSIE SMITH
- 2 CD - 2h 28mn 8s
release date. 2015-10-30