Bessie Smith was an American blues singe, well-known as The Empress of the Blues.

Bessie was the most famous and recognized female blues artist of the second & third decades of the 20th century. She is considered to be one of the most influential singers of her times. Together with Louis Armstrong she made a great contribution to the jazz culture.

She often worked with other greatest musicians of those times, such as Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Charlie Green etc.