Blues singer in the Roaring 20s who revived her remarkable career in the 1960s and 1970s. She released albums like Women Be Wise.
Her strong, rhythmic voice made her a radio favorite when the blues swept the country in the 1920s and her flamboyant personality made them flock to see her onstage.
She was rediscovered at a folk music festival during a resurgence of interest in the blues, gaining the interest of a whole new generation of music fans.
She was born and raised in Houston, Texas where her earliest singing took place at her father's church.
In 1971 she toured with a young Bonnie Raitt, providing much inspiration to the young woman.