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An Introduction to Ma Rainey


Download links and information about An Introduction to Ma Rainey by Ma Rainey. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Country, Acoustic genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:00:53 minutes.

Artist: Ma Rainey
Release date: 2006
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Country, Acoustic
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:00:53
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No. Title Length
1. Shave 'Em Dry Blues 2:42
2. Booze and Blues 3:19
3. Toad Frog Blues 3:12
4. See See Rider Blues 3:18
5. Countin' the Blues 3:22
6. Army Camp Harmony Blues 2:45
7. Deep Moaning Blues 2:54
8. Louisiana Hoo Doo Blues 3:00
9. Stormy Sea Blues 2:45
10. Night Time Blues 3:01
11. Black Eye Blues 3:21
12. Bo Weavil Blues 2:41
13. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 3:14
14. Honey, Where You Been So Long? 2:59
15. Lost Wandering Blues 2:50
16. Those Dogs of Mine 3:15
17. Lucky Rock Blues 3:04
18. South Bound Blues 3:12
19. Lawd Send Me a Blues 2:52
20. Farewell Daddy Blues 3:07



Gertrude "Ma" Rainey was the consummate blues diva of the 1920s, tackling an amazing array of song styles (including blues, folk, pop, and minstrel songs) in every conceivable setting. She worked solo with guitarists and piano players and fronted jug bands, small jazz combos, and even big bands, where her strong voice (and even stronger personality) always carried the room. This collection pulls together a selection of her Paramount 78s (she recorded close to 100 sides for the label between 1923 and 1928), including her first single, the wink-in-the-eye "Bo Weavil Blues," her signature "Shave 'Em Dry Blues," and two songs featuring a young Louis Armstrong on cornet, "See See Rider Blues" and "Countin' the Blues." Paramount was infamous for the poor manufacturing quality of its 78s, and some of these tracks exhibit a good deal of stylus wear, but enough works here to give a fair portrait of this larger-than-life performer.