This is Bessie Smith. She was a famous singer an the Harlem Renaissance. She also was also very important like Louis Armstrong. And this is the story about her life.
All of Bessie's family lived together in Tennessee but soon her father died after her birth in 1894. Everything was going well til Bessie's mother and 2 brothers died so she was forced to live with her aunt.
At the age of 18 Bessie was introduced to a Blues Teacher. That Blues teacher took Bessie under her wing and over the next decade that Blues teacher Ma Rainey coached her.
Later Bessie married Jack Gee and adopted a son Jack Gee Jr but soon Bessie and Jack Sr. relationship became terrible.
Bessie's songs became a hit in the 1920's, she signed with Columbia Records. She even made hit records with Louis Armstrong.
In 1937 Bessie and her lover Richard Morgan died in a car crash.