Also performs as: Bessie Jackson
Lucille Bogan (April 1, 1897 – August 10, 1948) was an American blues singer, among the first to be recorded. She also recorded under the pseudonym Bessie Jackson. The music critic Ernest Borneman stated that Bogan was one of "the big three of the blues", along with Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. Many of Bogan's songs have been covered by later blues and jazz musicians, including Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and Sonny Boy Williamson.
Many of her songs were sexually explicit and she was generally considered to have been a dirty blues musician.