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Legacy to Release Soundtrack From Bessie Smith Biopic

Film, starring Queen Latifah, premieres May 16 on HBO

Queen Latifah
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith

Legacy Recordings will release the soundtrack from the upcoming HBO film Bessie digitally on May 12 and on CD June 2. The film, which stars Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, premieres on HBO on May 16. The collection debuts seven new Queen Latifah performances including “Young Woman Blues,” “Preachin’ The Blues,” “Long Old Road,” “Down Hearted Blues,” “Work House Blues,” “Weepin’ Woman Blues” (a duet with vocalist Pat Bass) and “Gimme A Pigfoot and a Bottle Of Beer (2015 Remix).” The soundtrack is rounded out with authentic period recordings from Fats Waller and His Rhythm (“A Good Man Is Hard To Find”), Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra (“[What Did I Do To Be So] Black And Blue”), Sippie Wallace (“I’m A Mighty Tight Woman”) and Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra (“Ballin’ The Jack”).

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