24 Songs

TITLE TIME
3:28
3:32
3:22
3:26
3:32
3:32
3:27
3:26
3:13
3:26
3:24
3:22
2:43
2:44
3:13
3:00
3:11
3:01
3:14
2:54
2:46
3:06
3:18
3:14

About Bessie Tucker

Very little is known of the classic blues belter Bessie Tucker, a product of the folk and field holler vocal traditions of her native East Texas region. A woman whose petite frame belied the earthy power of her voice, her legend is largely founded on a bawdy 1928 Memphis session for the Victor label on which she was accompanied by pianist K.D. Johnson; the date yielded her best-known track, "Penitentiary" (sung in honor of an institution to which she was reportedly no stranger). A 1929 date followed, at which time Tucker disappeared from performing, apparently for good; no data exists on the later events of her life. ~ Jason Ankeny

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