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10 thoughts on “ Blues Oh Blues - Ma Rainey - Mother Of The Blues ”

  1. Arashiktilar says:
    Apr 11,  · Singer Ma Rainey was one of three women that successfully incorporated authentic blues into their song repertoire and later she became known as the “Mother of the Blues.” The other two women were Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters, but their style was a more subdued than Ma Rainey.
  2. Fetaur says:
    Louis Armstrong "Ma" Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett, September or April 26, – December 22, ) was one of the earliest African-American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of blues singers to record. She was billed as the "Mother of the Blues".
  3. Akigul says:
    Dec 18,  · Ma Rainey, byname of Gertrude Malissa Nix Rainey, née Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett, (born April 26, , Columbus, Georgia, U.S.—died December 22, , Rome, Georgia), American singer who was known as the “mother of the blues ” and who was recognized as the first great professional blues vocalist.
  4. Vule says:
    In , Sandra Lieb published the full-length biography Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey. Soon afterward, August Wilson wrote the musical Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, with Theresa Merritt performing the title role to great success on Broadway.
  5. Munos says:
    She was billed as the "Mother of the Blues", which wasn't far off the mark. Few historians can point to any real Blues singers before Ma Rainey. She ended up recording songs between 19on Paramount Records.
  6. Gardasida says:
    Features Song Lyrics for Ma Rainey's Mother of the Blues album. Includes Album Cover, Release Year, and User Reviews.
  7. Aranos says:
    Overlooked No More: Ma Rainey, the ‘Mother of the Blues’ Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in , went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures. By Giovanni Russonello.
  8. Bajinn says:
    “See See Rider Blues” – Ma Rainey (Paramount, ) The original rendition of “See See Rider,” which became a standard recorded by countless artists in many genres, was a low-moaning version by the “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey, in October in New York City.
  9. Shaktit says:
    Rainey ranged across styles and settings, from acoustic blues to jazz to jug bands, but her saucy, gritty vocal delivery remained a lynchpin. Given the historical impact of Rainey's output, the set's title--MOTHER OF THE BLUES--is no understatement. Track Listing - Disc 19/
  10. Malasho says:
    Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey not only deserved the title she earned as ‘Mother of the Blues’, she also claimed to have named the music the blues. She recalled first hearing it sung by a young girl in Missouri while Ma was performing at a tent show in

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