Rosetta Howard (1914-1974) was an American blues singer who recorded in the 1930s and 1940s.
Little is known of her life. She was born in Chicago, and moved into singing by joining in with juke-box selections at the club where she worked. Around 1932 she began singing professionally with Jimmy Noone and other bandleaders.
Bessie Tucker was an American classic female, country, and Texas blues, singer and songwriter. Her best-known songs are "Penitentiary" and "Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues". Little is known of her life outside the music industry. Her known recording history comprised just twenty-four tracks, seven of which were alternate takes.
Lucille Nelson Hegamin (November 29, 1894 – March 1, 1970) was a American singer and entertainer, and a pioneer African American blues recording artist notable for being one of the first of such to record.
Sara Martin (June 18, 1884 – May 24, 1955) was an American blues singer, in her time one of the most popular of the classic blues singers. She was billed as "The Famous Moanin' Mama" and "The Colored Sophie Tucker". Martin made many recordings, including a few under the names Margaret Johnson and Sally Roberts.
Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895 – October 26, 1952) was an American actress. She was the first African American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Robert Lee McCoy was one of the stage and recording names used by American blues musician Robert Lee McCollum (November 30, 1909 – November 5, 1967). He later dropped that name and took up the pseudonym Robert Nighthawk.