Gertrude "Ma" Rainey
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Photograph of Georgia native and blues queen Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. She wears a headband around her trademark thick straightened hair, and she smiles widely, showing her gold capped teeth.
Ma" Rainey was a key figure among the early female blues singers. One of the first women to record the blues professionally, Rainey eventually produced more than 100 of her own compositions with some of the finest musicians of the day.
- Digital Library of Georgia
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- New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
- Musicians--United States
African American musicians
Women singers--United States
African American singers
African American women singers
Blues musicians--United States
Women musicians--United States
African American women musicians
Rainey, Ma, 1886-1939
- Montgomery County, KS
- Courtesy of Frank Driggs Collection.
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