Bessie Tucker

Profile:
Blues singer and songwriter, best known for "Penitentiary" and "Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues".
No details are known about this singer, except that lyrics imply that she was from East Texas. She recorded 18 titles (one remain unissued), many with alternative takes. She recorded for Victor, with a first session in August 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee, accompanied by pianist K.D. Johnson. She recorded again in Dallas in August and October 1929, accompanied by K.D. Johnson, and by guitarist Jesse Thomas.
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Singles & EPs

EVA-8, EVA 8 Bessie Tucker - Country And Urban Blues  album art Bessie Tucker Country And Urban Blues (EP) "X", "X" EVA-8, EVA 8 US 1954 Sell This Version
514 Bessie Tucker - Bessie's Moan / Penitentiary album art Bessie Tucker Bessie's Moan / Penitentiary(Shellac, 10", RE) Jazz Classics (5) 514 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

LVA-3016 Bessie Tucker - Backgrounds Of Jazz, Volume 2: Country And Urban Blues album art Ida May Mack / Bessie Tucker Ida May Mack / Bessie Tucker - Backgrounds Of Jazz, Volume 2: Country And Urban Blues(10", Comp) "X" LVA-3016 US 1954 Sell This Version
PY 1815 Bessie Tucker - The Texas Moaners album art Bessie Tucker / Ida Mae Mack* Acc By Mr 49 Bessie Tucker / Ida Mae Mack* Acc By Mr 49 - The Texas Moaners(LP, Comp) Magpie Records (2) PY 1815 UK 1979 Sell This Version
DLP 556 Bessie Tucker - Queens Of Texas Blues (1928-1929) album art Bessie Tucker, Ida May Mack Bessie Tucker, Ida May Mack - Queens Of Texas Blues (1928-1929)(LP, Comp, Mono, Ltd) Document Records (2) DLP 556 Austria 1989 Sell This Version
DOCD-5070 Bessie Tucker - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1928-1929 album art Bessie Tucker Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1928-1929(CD, Comp, RE) Document Records (2) DOCD-5070 Europe 2007 Sell This Version