Gertrude Pridgett "Ma" Rainey (1886?1939) was known as "The Mother of the Blues." Originally performing in vaudville and minstrel shows with her husband Will "Pa" Rainey, she later adopted the new blues style and was instrumental in popularizing the new music.

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All Music Guide: Ma Rainey
Website feature a biography and discography with reviews.
Grave of Gertrude Ma Rainey
A memorial website that features a biography, photos, and allows tributes postings.
Ma Rainey: Lyrics and Sound Clips
Website is a collection of lyrics songs, sound clips, biography, recommended listening, reading and viewing.
Red Hot Jazz: Ma Rainey
Website features the blues artist's biography and discography.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Ma Rainey
Website features the artist's inductee profile and hyperlinks to connected artists.
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