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Ma Rainey - Ma Raineys Black Bottom (CD)

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  1. Jun 28,  · Gertrude Pridgett Rainey, better known as Ma Rainey (Columbus, Georgia, April 26, – Columbus, Georgia, December 22, ), was one of the earliest known professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as .
  2. "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is a fine collection of 14 of Ma Rainey's best songs recorded between and She was a powerful and expressive singer, and she is backed here by various brass- and/or string bands (Kid Ory, Coleman Hawkins and Tom Dorsey being credited among the musicians).Reviews:
  3. Oct 17,  · Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, a play by August Wilson, is a fictionalized account of the recording of her song of the same title in December Sterling A. Brown wrote a poem, "Ma Rainey", in , about how "When Ma Rainey / comes to town" people everywhere would hear her sing.
  4. Jun 19,  · Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman will star in the movie adaptation of the play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” for Netflix. George C. Wolfe (“Lackawanna Blues”) will direct from a .
  5. Jun 19,  · Viola Davis, Denzel Washington Reunite on Netflix Adaptation of 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' By Anthony D'Alessandro, Deadline Jun 19, Originally a play by August Wilson, Ma Rainey follows the.
  6. Topped off with stellar contributions by blues and jazz luminaries like Don Redman, Coleman Hawkins, Kid Ory, and Georgia Tom Dorsey, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom makes for an excellent introduction to blues singer's small but potent imalnersiolongpertakanotgeveher.coinfo: Yazoo.
  7. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom takes place in and fictionalizes the real-life singer Ma Rainey, known as the Mother of the Blues, whose career spanned from to The play takes place over the course of one day in a Chicago recording studio, in which Ma Rainey and her band are laying tracks for a new album.
  8. Her relatively short life life (she died on December 22, at age 53) inspired the Broadway musical "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" - which in was revived with Whoopi Goldberg in the starring role. In Ma Rainey was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame/5(16).

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