friday mixed tape: ladies sing the blues

Bessie Smith: St. Louis Blues Queen of the 20s blues, in the 1929 film St. Louis Blues. Billie Holiday: Fine and Mellow Along with sax great Lester Young, the band here features an all-star line-up of luminaries: Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, Mal Waldron. […]