MA RAINEY (1886 – 1939) was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. Ma Rainey was known for her very powerful vocal abilities, energetic disposition, majestic phrasing, and a ‘moaning’ style of singing similar to folk tradition.
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Minnie Riperton’s Memorial Service Program
As promised, I am starting to scan and upload Minnie Riperton memorabilia from my personal archives. The first item is one of my most prized possessions. This is a copy of the order of service for …