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Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues

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Gertrude Pridgett “Ma” Rainey is considered by many to be the Mother of the Blues. The Georgia-based African American singer became well known for her soulful, moaning vocals on many blues records in the 1920s, and she paved the way...

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Photo: Ma Rainey and her backing band in 1925. Via NotesOnTheRoad.com When Gertrude "Ma" Rainey—known as "The Mother of Blues"—sang, "It's true I wear a collar and a tie… Talk to the gals just like any old man," in 1928?s "Prove It ...

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Photo: Ma Rainey and her backing band in 1925. (Via) When Gertrude “Ma” Rainey—known as “The Mother of Blues”—sang, “It’s true I wear a collar and a tie… Talk to the gals just like any old man,” in 1928's “Prove It on Me,” she was f...

Ma Rainey House and Blues Museum | Columbus, GA

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Gertrude Pridgett Ma Rainey (1886-1939), famed “Mother of the Blues,” lived in this house after 1935, during her retirement in her native city. In 1904 she introduced “blues” as part of her traveling act. For 30 years her performanc...

Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues

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“You like blues? I’ll give you the blues. Don’t call your mother for another week, and I guarantee you’ll have the blues…” ~ my mom After all these years writing as The Blues Blogger, I rarely mention my mother. Since today is Mothe...

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