Hey, my name is Bessie Smith. What's your name and who are you?
I'm Jack Dempsey, better known as the Manassa Mauler. I'm a famous professional boxer. I reign as the heavyweight champion. How about you Bessie?
They call me the Express of the Blues. I'm a singer of blues and jazz. I've made 160 recordings throughout my whole life.
How did you become famous?
I was discovered by Ma Rainey when I was 20 years old and then I began my training. How did you become famous?
Well, it started with my first recording in 1923 by Clarence Williams which turned to 160 recordings my whole life. People loved my music and it empowered them. How did yours?
In 1919, I beat Jess Willard which made me the world's heavyweight champion. How did your fame affect people?
Well, I ended up opening a restaurant in New York City and I was appreciated for the good shows I put on, but also my hospitality and willingness to chat with anyone. People enjoyed my company and attitude.