Five Blues Singin Women: Alberta Hunter-Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, being critically acclaimed to the ranks of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith. In the 1950s, she retired from performing and entered the medical field, only to successfully resume her singing career in her 80s.
Bessie Smith, an American Blues singer, was one of the most popular female blues singers of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Critically acclaimed, Bessie Smith is still regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and a major influence on future jazz vocalists to come. With popular songs such as “Gulf Coast Blues” and “Downhearted Blues” Bessie Smith made over 160 recordings, some with some of the best musicians to ever live.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time having sold over 200 million records worldwide.On February 11, Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub; she was later pronounced dead.
Before graduate student Mike King began using his given name, Martin Luther, before Detroit Red changed his name to Malcolm X, and before Medgar Evers joined the NAACP, civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered. He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement, but even few know his story.
Ultra Talented Jazz Baby Valaida Snow played 10 Instruments like a Pro and was so Incredible on the Trumpet that Big Jazz Poppa, Louis Armstrong himself, dubbed Valaida, "Little Louis" and claimed her to be the second best Trumpet Player in the world after himself! She also Sang and Danced like a Dream and had young men begging for her affection!