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Bessie Smith

St. Louis Blues (3:08)

"St. Louis Blues" is an American popular song composed by William Christopher Handy in the blues style. It remains a fundamental part of jazz musicians' repertoire. It was also one of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song; it has been performed by numerous musicians of all styles from Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith to Glenn Miller and the Boston Pops Orchestra. It has been called "the jazzman's Hamlet".…

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I hate to see de evenin' sun go down,
Hate to see de evenin' sun go down
'Cause ma baby, he done lef' dis town.
Feelin' tomorrow like I feel today,

Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues Lyrics


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  • The Best!!! ... went to the RIVERSIDE hotel (formerly Black hospital in Clarksdale) to see room where she passed ...
  • That man got a heart like a rock cast in the sea
  • So many versions, but old though it is ,this still stands out.
  • Bessie and Louis - what more could one possibly want?
  • Quanta classe!!!!
  • SoulFULL
  • very impressive :))
  • Just as blue as I can be...

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