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Amina Claudine Myers Salutes Bessie Smith

Vocalist and pianist Amina Claudine Myers pays tribute to one of her biggest influences, Bessie Smith. Myers has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1966 and has been composing for voice and instruments ever since. Gorgeous record. 


Amina Claudine Myers / voice, piano, organ

Cecil McBee / bass

Jimmy Lovelace / drums, bells


Recorded and mixed by Roddy Hoi at Big Apple Studio, New York, 19 & 22 June, 1980. Mastered by David Crawford. Front cover photography by Spencer A Richards.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC


1. Wasted Life Blues - 7:00
2. Dirty No-Gooder's Blues - 4:10
3. Jailhouse Blues - 6:40
4. It Makes My Love Come Down - 3:45
5. The Blues (Straight To You) - 7:45
6. African Blues - 14:42