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Happy birthday, Ma Rainey!- 26 April 1886

Desert Dancer 26 Apr 10 - 12:35 PM
Crowhugger 26 Apr 10 - 12:42 PM
VirginiaTam 26 Apr 10 - 02:11 PM
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Subject: Happy birthday, Ma Rainey!
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 12:35 PM

This one's for you, Max and Bobert: The American Folklife Center via Facebook says, "Today is Ma Rainey's Birthday (4/26/1886)! Often known as the "Mother of the Blues," Rainey recorded such songs as "Bo-Weevil Blues," "Moonshine Blues," and "Yonder Comes the Blues" with Louis Armstrong. In celebration of Ma Rainey, here's one of the many blues recordings at AFC: Greyhound Blues"

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Ma Rainey, via Google

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Happy birthday, Ma Rainey!
From: Crowhugger
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 12:42 PM

Thanks Becky, she's a favourite of mine!
~CH


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Subject: RE: Happy birthday, Ma Rainey!
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 02:11 PM

GAWD! Some weird cosmic shit going on.

Today during lunch I was listening to my Encyclopedia of Early Blues Classics CD #2 and really picked up on Ma Rainey's Sleep Talkin Blues.

Been googling for lyrics this evening and can't find em.

Too too bizarre.


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Subject: RE: Happy birthday, Ma Rainey!
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 02:15 PM

I mean the serendipity of this thread on the day I discovered her.

Why isn't there more about Ma Rainey (Gertrude Prigdett) on the mudcat?


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Subject: RE: Happy birthday, Ma Rainey!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 03:15 PM

Perhaps because she was a JAZZ blues singer Tam ??


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Subject: RE: Happy birthday, Ma Rainey!
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 02:29 AM

But she was known as the Mother of Blues, Terry.

Sleep Talkin blues doesn't sound very jazz to me.


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