Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey

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Latest Release

The Best of Blues album art
  • The Best of Blues
  • July 2022
  • 10 Songs

Top Songs

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Yonder Come The Blues
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Yonder Comes the Blues
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [Album Version]
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Prove It on Me Blues
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See See Rider Blues

Albums

  • Countin' the Blues

    Jun 2020 • 12 songs

  • Those Dogs of Mine

    Jun 2020 • 12 songs

  • All Night Long Blues

    Jun 2020 • 12 songs

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Ma Rainey

Biography

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 Black Bottom." Like the other classic blues divas, she had a repertoire of pop and minstrel songs a...
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