“Cake Walkin’ Babies (From Home)” – Bessie Smith And Accompaniment (1925)

Clarence Williams, heard in an earlier video, co-composed “Cake Walkin’ Babies” and was responsible for arranging Bessie Smith’s first recording contracts, with Columbia Records. On those earlier, 1923, Columbia recordings, he also accompanied her on piano.

Photo Source: metrolyrics.

Annotated lyrics to the song can be found here: blueslyrics.

For comparison/contrast use only. From the French Best of Jazz CD series.

Composed by Troy-Williams. Columbia 35673-B; New York, May 5, 1925: Bessie Smith-v/acc. by Henderson’s Hot Six: Joe Smith-c/Charlie Green-tb/Buster Bailey-cl/Coleman Hawkins-ts/Fletcher Henderson-p/Charlie Dixon-bj/Ralph Escudero-bb.

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