Collage 2020-04-02 “Ma” Rainey

Collage 2020-04-02 “Ma” Rainey – “Mother of Blues”

“If you don’t like my ocean don’t fish in my sea

Stay out of my valley and let my mountain be.”

Ma Rainey

“Ma” Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett, September 1882 or April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939) 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”.

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Collage 02.04.2020 “Ma” Rainey – “Mutter des Blues”

„Wenn Du meinen Ozean nicht magst, fische nicht in meinem Meer

Bleib aus meinem Tal und lass meinen Berg sein.“

Ma Rainey

Gertrude „Ma“ Rainey, geb. Pridgett (* 26. April 1886 in Alabama; † 22. Dezember 1939 in Rome, Georgia), war eine der ersten professionellen US-amerikanischen Bluessängerinnen und gilt als Mutter des Blues.

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