Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong battle for front-stage on this recording. Smith has powerful vocals and makes the most of the tune, but Armstrong is continually threatening to overtake her. A splendid back and forth between two great musicians.
Come On In My Kitchen - Robert Johnson
Song: Beale Street MamaArtist: Bessie SmithAlbum: The Complete Recordings Vol. 1
Robert Johnson – “When You Got A Good Friend”
Bessie Smith “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (1929)