Ma Rainey

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    Remastered Collection, Vol. 2

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    Prove It On Me BluesMa Rainey
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    Bo Weavil BluesMa Rainey
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    Booze And BluesMa Rainey
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    Sleep Talking BluesMa Rainey
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        Ma Rainey wasn't the first blues singer to make records, but by all rights she probably should have been. In an era when women were the marquee names in blues, Rainey was once the most celebrated of all; the "Mother of the Blues" had been singing the music for more than 20 years before she made her recording debut (Paramount, 1923). With the advent of blues records, she became even more influential, immortalizing such songs as "See See Rider," "Bo-Weavil Blues," and "Ma Rainey's... Read more

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