Ma Rainey Links

http://www.eyeneer.com/America/Genre/Blues/Profiles/ma.rainey.html A biography page from American Music Archives.

http://www.redhotjazz.com/rainey.html A one-page biography with many links to dowloadable audio of band and solo performances.

http://www.calliope.org/blues/blues2.html A page about Ma (and Bessie Smith) as performers on the "Southern circuit" in the early days of the classic blues. With recollections by fellow performers.

http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/rainey2.htm Ma Rainey on a US postage stamp.

http://blueslyrics.tripod.com/artistswithsongs/ma_rainey_1.htm Lyrics of 18 Ma Rainey songs, with some explanatory notes. You can listen to 13 sound clips.

 

Back to Index Page