9 thoughts on “ Blues Oh Blues - Ma Rainey - The Ma Rainey Story Vol. 5 (Vinyl, LP) ”

  1. Ma Rainey came to love the genre so much that she soon started performing blues songs. Her performances thrilled audiences, putting her on the path to become one of the early blues greats. Some scholars have said Rainey influenced younger performers, such as Bessie Smith, the blues .
  2. CN: That person was none other than Ma Rainey, a woman many people would later call the Mother of the Blues. Rainey was born sometimes in the s, and according to McGinley, there’s a lot about her early life that historians still don’t know about. However as a .
  3. Jul 21,  · Rainey signed with Paramount Records and, between and , she recorded songs, including the classics "C.C. Rider" (aka "See See Rider") and "Jelly Bean Blues", the humorous "Ma Rainey.
  4. 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, Ma 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, )/5(4).
  5. "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". She began performing as a teenager and became known as Ma Rainey after her marriage to Will Rainey, in They toured with the.
  6. Recordings made between and This is 'Volume 2 of Classic Blues Performances' (LP was the first volume).
  7. Oh Papa Blues This song is by Ma Rainey and appears on the album Vol. 4-(Nov Dec ) () and on the album (). Just like a rainbow I have faded away My daddy leaves me ' most every day But he don't't mean me no good; why? Because I only whish he would I'm almost going insane I'm forever tryin' to call his name: Oh papa - look what you .
  8. Ma Rainey (–) was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. She began performing at the age of 12 or 14, and recorded under the name Ma Rainey after she and Will Rainey were married in
  9. Ma Rainey () was born Gertrude Rainey. She performed on the vaudeville and minstrel circuit in the early days of the blues. She was probably the first popular stage entertainer to incorporate the authentic blues into her show and had a wide and devoted .

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