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Wasted Life Blues

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Feat. James P. Johnson


This recording was produced in New York City on October 1st 1929 featuring Bessie Smith vocals, accompanied by James P. Johnson at the piano.

*"Wasted Life Blues" was written by Bessie Smith.

It is with a strong determined voice that "Empress of the Blues" Bessie Smith outlines the sad circumstances of a life in which hope has been tossed asunder. Left all alone in this world "too weak to stand, and too strong to cry", backed by the expert piano of James P. Johnson she can't help but wonder how her unbearable misery will end.

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