Wayne Buzzin Burton, Blues Vocals Bessie Smith

Born: 1893 Birmingham, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

.....by 1914 her popularity rivaled that of the company's featured performer Ma Rainey. That same year she formed her own act with dancer/vocalist Wayne "Buzzin" Burton in association with Park's Big Revue at the Dixie theater in Atlanta -- a city that would serve as her base of operations into the 1920s.....

Source: http://www.nndb.com/people/217/000022151/

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