While we’re on the subject: This is Memphis Minnie singing her co-written song, When the Levee Breaks. Yes, that one. She famously won a guitar battle against Big Bill Broonzy and Tampa Red when the prize was a bottle of booze—when the crowd hoisted her on its shoulders to carry her off in acclamation, Big Bill stole the bottle. She dressed magnificently and then would off-set that with the huge wad of chewing tobacco she carried around, which she would chew and spit midsong.
She wrote about half a billion songs; this one is the most famous, because Led Zeppelin stole it. I mean, covered it.