I've been on a blues kick lately. It's not popular in the US anymore but it's still appreciated in Europe. The Queen of the Blues, Bessie Smith, had a hit with St. Louis Blues in 1926 I think. WC Handy, the composer of the tune, handpicked Bessie to sing it in his 1929 short film of the same name. The only movie of the Queen that ever existed. Once Bessie sang a song, it was hers! No one else could do it better :-) The short was filmed in Astoria Queens NY in 1929 so forgive the picture and sound quality!