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.
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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.