Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 -- September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.
Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists.

Jazz / Blues

Johnny Hodges
Mess Of Blues

Billie Holiday
The Best Of Billie Holiday

Luiza Possi
A Vida é Mesmo Agora

Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

Paul Heaton
Under The Influence

Hildegard Knef
Worum Geht's Hier Eigentlich?

Metronome All Stars
Metronome All-Stars 1956

Oscar Peterson
Blues In Chicago 1955

Johnny Lytle
The Sound Of Velvet Soul

Tiny Grimes
Big Time Guitar With Organ And Rhythm

Nashville Tears: The Songs Of Hugh Prestwood

Duke Ellington
Paris Blues Algún Día Volveré