Linda Hopkins was born November 9, 1925 in New Orleans. A blues and gospel singer, she has been heralded for her triumphs in Jazz Train, and Broadway’s The Last Minstrel Show. The most significant has been Me and Bessie, her highly successful musical portrayal of Bessie Smith. Linda has been performing since the late 40s and has recorded with Johnny Otis and Esther Phillps. The CD How Blue Can You Get was produced by Leonard Feather and Herbert Wong.