Ma Rainey Links A biography page from American Music Archives. A one-page biography with many links to dowloadable audio of band and solo performances. 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. Ma Rainey on a US postage stamp. Lyrics of 18 Ma Rainey songs, with some explanatory notes. You can listen to 13 sound clips.


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