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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Tuwa & Bessie

If you know nothing about Bessie Smith Tuwa's Shanty will introduce you with Empty Bed Blues (parts 1 & 2).
Tuwa sais "This is a bawdy track, in the same league as Smith's "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl" (famously covered by Nina Simone). NSFW, rated R, etc., hilarious and audacious at the same time."
Dont forget to also check out Bessie Smith (with audio samples and a short biography) at The Red Hot Jazz Archive.
http://tuwa.blogspot.com/2004/10/empty-bed-blues.html

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