1. The devil's gonna get you
2. Aggravatin' Papa
3. Oh Daddy blues
4. Nobody knows you when you're down and out
5. Don't cry baby
8. Mam'selle Marie
9. Mourn you mourners
10. Baby won't you please come home
A live recording shedding new light on the songs of legendary jazz and blues singer Bessie Smith by singer Kristin Asbjørnsen and the quartet Nymark Collective. Sensual, groovy, melancholy moods - performed by some of Norway's finest musicians with one of the most fascinating vocalists on today's music scene.
In 2005 Nymark Collective and Kristin were asked to perform together at Molde International Jazz Festival. The concert was a success, and two years later the concept was continued with a Norwegian tour. The concerts at Cosmopolite in Oslo and at the Nattjazz Festival in Bergen in May 2007 were recorded. The result is a intense live recording capturing magical moments.
The Bessie Smith songbook includes many of the early jazz standards, such as "Nobody knows you when you're down and out" and "Oh, Daddy Blues". Performed with at contemporary and fresh approach, the songs are still relevant with their bittersweet reflection on life.