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Rainey, Ma

also:

 Pridgett, Gertrude  birth name

blues singer, composer, lyricist, vocals


born: 26 Apr 1886 Columbus, Georgia / state, USA Source: 1  

died: 22 Dec 1939 Rome, Georgia / state, USA Source: 1  
died: ------------ Columbus, Georgia / state, USA Source: 2,3,4,5  

date of Variety obit: 10 Apr 1985  

The Music Sack has 95 items with information about Ma Rainey:


 1998

Index

The above item is part of :
Larkin, Colin
The encyclopedia of popular music
Third edition
New York: Macmillan, 1998, 8 v.

Number of People : 43,747


 1996

African American composers

The above item is part of :
Horne, Aaron
Baker, David N.
Brass music of black composers : a bibliography
Compiled by Aaron Horne
Foreword by David N. Baker
Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996

Number of People : 262


 1996

[Index of Names]

The above item is part of :
Bloom, Ken
American song
The complete musical theater companion: 1877-1995. Volume 2: T-Z and indexes
Second edition
New York: Schirmer Books, 1996, 2093 p.

Number of People : 24,881


 1996

Mancuso, Chuck
Popular music and the underground
Foundations of jazz, blues, country, and rock, 1900-1950
Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996, 626 p.

Number of People : 288


 1996

Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Women composers and songwriters.
A concise biographical dictionary
Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 1996, 247 p.

Number of People : 994


 1995

Walker-Hill, Helen S.
Music by black women composers
A bibliography of available scores
By Helen Walker-Hill
Chicago: Center for Black Music Research Columbia College, 1995, 110 p.
      (Series: CBMR Monographs; 5)

Number of People : 135


 1994

Blues-Les incontournables
Turin: Citanes Jazz Productions, 1994, 237 p.

Number of People : 99


 1994

Monceaux, Morgan
Marsalis, Wynton
Jazz : my music, my people
By Morgan Monceaux
Foreword by Wynton Marsalis
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994, 64 p.

Number of People : 38


 1994 Source: 5

Sonnier, Austin M.
A guide to the blues : history, who's who, research sources
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994, 287 p.

Number of People : 346


 1993

St. Pierre, Roger
The best of the blues : the essential CD guide
San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1993, 144 p.

Number of People : 109


 1993

Grattan, Virginia L.
American women songwriters
A biographical dictionary
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993, 279 p.

Number of People : 184


 1992

Debord, Brigitte
Herzhaft, Gerard
Encyclopedia of the blues
Translated by Brigitte Debord
Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1992, 513 p.

Number of People : 338


 1992 Source: 4

Larkin, Colin
The Guinness encyclopedia of popular music
Edited by Colin Larkin
Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Publishing, 1992, 4V p.

Number of People : 5,680

More Details : (1 Section)


 1991

Billard, Francois
Jazz anthology (1918-1939)
Paris: EPM, 1991, 391 p.

Number of People : 385


 1990

Arniac, Jean-Pierre
Encyclopedie du blues
Photographies de Jean-Pierre Arniac
Paris: Segherss, 1990

Number of People : 358


 1989 Source: 3

Clarke, Donald
The Penguin encyclopedia of popular music
Edited by Donald Clarke
London: Viking, 1989, 1378 p.

Number of People : 4,498


 1989

Moll, Dieter
Das Buch des Blues
Konigswinter: Heel, 1989, 245 p.

Number of People : 22

More Details : (2 Sections)


 1989

Barlow, William
Looking up at down
The emergence of blues culture
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989, 404 p.

Number of People : 83


 1988

Kernfeld, Barry Dean
The new Grove dictionary of jazz
Edited by Barry Kernfeld
London: Macmillan Press, 1988

Number of People : 3,377


 1987

Floyd, Samuel A. Jr.
Black music biography : an annotated bibliography
White Plains, New York: Kraus International Publications, 1987

Number of People : 87


 1986

Whitburn, Joel
Joel Whitburn's Pop memories 1890-1954
The history of American popular music compiled form America's popular music charts 1890-1954
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc., 1986, 657 p.

Number of People : 1,376


 1986

Mellers, Wilfred Howard
Angels of the night
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986

Number of People : 83


 1986

Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


 1985

Chilton, John
Simmen, John
Who's who of jazz : Storyville to Swing Street
Foreword by John Simmen
London: Macmillan, 1985, 175 p.

Number of People : 1,172


 1985

Placksin, Sally
Jazzwomen : 1900 to the present their words, lives, and music
London: Pluto Press, 1985

Number of People : 66


 1984

Discography : performers and groups

p. 307 In:
Dahl, Linda
Stormy Weather
The music and lives of a century of jazz women
By Linda Dahl
New York: Pantheon Books, 1984, 371 p.

Number of People : 287


 1984

Palmer, Robert
The Real Ma Rainey Had a Certain Way with the Blues.
New York Times, 28 October 1984, sec. 2, p. 6.

Number of People : 1


 1984

Pastonesi, Marco
Ma Rainey : La signora degli anelli.
Il Blues [Italy] no. 8 (September 1984) :4-6.

Number of People : 1


 1983

McNeil, W.K.
[Review]
Western Folklore. 42 (1983), S. 321-322.

Number of People : 1


 1983

Lieb, Sandra Robin
Mother of the Blues : Ma Rainey.
Black Perspective in Music 11, no. 1 (1983): 83-85.

Number of People : 1


 1983

Oliver, Paul
[Review]
Popular Music. 3 (1983), S. 329-331.

Number of People : 1


 1983

Handy, D. Antoinette
[Review]
The Black Perspective in Music. 11 (1983), S. 83-85.

Number of People : 1


 1983

Linder, Lasse
Bluesens legender : Ma Rainey.
Jefferson [Sweden] no. 60 (Spring 1983):23.

Number of People : 1


 1981

Lieb, Sandra Robin
Mother of the Blues. A Study of Ma Rainey
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1981. 226 p.

Number of People : 1

More Details : (11 reviews)


 1981

Lieb, Sandra Robin
Mother of the blues : a study of Ma Rainey.
[Amherst:] Univ. of Massachusetts Press 1981. XVII, 226 S.
       Mit Ill.

Number of People : 1

More Details : (1 review)


 1981 Source: 2

Southern, Eileen
Biographical dictionary of Afro-American and African musicians
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1981, 478 p.

Number of People : 1,184


 1981

Lieb, Sandra Robin
Mother of the blues : a study of Ma Rainey.
[Amherst:] Univ. of Massachusetts Press 1981. XVII, 226 S.
       Mit Ill.

Number of People : 1


 1980

Swartley, Ariel
Ladies Sing the Blues.
New York Times Magazine, 29 June 1980, p. 22-23, 35-56, 39, 48.

Number of People : 1


 1980 Source: 1

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


 1980

Index

The above item is part of :
Perry, Jeb H.
Variety obits. An index to obituaries in Variety, 1905-1978
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980, 311 p.

Number of People : 101,729


 1979

Robijns, Jozef
Zijlstra, Miep
Algemene muziek enciclopedie
hoofdred., J. Robijns en Miep Zijlstra
Haarlem: De Haan, [1979]-1984

Number of People : 16,262


 1979

Shore, Dinah
Simon, George Thomas
The best of the music makers. From Acuff to Ellington to Presley to Sinatra to Zappa and 279 more of the most popular performers of the last fifty years
By George T. Simon and friends
Foreword by Dinah Shore
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1979, 635 p.

Number of People : 256


 1979

Harris, Sheldon
Blues who's who
A biographical dictionary of blues singers
New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1979, 775 p.

Number of People : 560


 1978

Harrison, Daphne Duval
Black Women in the Blues Tradition

p. 58-73 In:
Harley, Sharon
Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn
The Afro-American Woman : Struggles and Images
Edited by Sharon Harley and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1978.137 p.

Number of People : 5


 1978

Artists' Index

p. 1754-1845 In:
Rust, Brian
Jazz records 1897-1942
4th revised and enlarged edition
Vol. 2: Abe Lyman to Bob Zurke
New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House Publishers, 1978, 1996 p.

Number of People : 9,605


 1977

Bentley, John
I Remember Bessie : Art Hodes Plays Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey.
Jazz Report, vol. 9, no. 4, 1977. p. 12

Number of People : 1


 1976

Berindei, Mihai
Dictionaire de jazz
Bucuresti: Editura Stiintifica si Enciclopedica, 1976, 289 p.

Number of People : 768


 1976

Lieb, Sandra Robin
The Message of Ma Rainey's Blues
A Biographical and Critical Study of America's First Woman Blues Singers.
Stanford. 1976. Ph.D.

Number of People : 1


 1976

Lieb, Sandra Robin
The Message of Ma Rainey's Blues
A Biographical and Critical Study of America's First Woman Blues Singer.
Stanford. 1976. Ph.D. dissertation. 216p

Number of People : 1


 1975

Sundstrom, Einar
Morin, Gosta
Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sohlman's musiklexikon
2. rev. och utvidgade uppl.
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl-Alan Moberg och Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, 1975-1979, 5 v.

Number of People : 10,962


 1975

Chroniques des Disques : Ma Rainey.
Jazz Hot, no. 312, January 1975. p. 34

Number of People : 1


 1975

O'Neal, Jim
O'Neal, Amy
Living Blues Interview : Georgia Tom Dorsey.
Living Blues, no. 20, March-April 1975. p. 21-23

Number of People : 1


 1974

Kinkle, Roger D.
The complete encyclopedia of popular music and jazz, 1900-1950
New Rochelle, N. Y.: Arlington, 1974

Number of People : 2,098


 1974

Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Biographical dictionary of American music
West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co., 1974, 491 p.

Number of People : 3,156


 1974

Morgenstern, Dan
Ma-Rainey
Milestone M-47021, 1974

Number of People : 1


 1974

Jones, Hettie
Big Star Fallin' Mama : Five Women in Black Music
New York: Viking Press, 1974, 127 p.

Number of People : 5

More Details : (10 reviews)


 1974

Rosner, Helmut
Bulling, Burchard
Frank, Paul
Noetzel, Florian
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon
Fortfuhrt von Burchard Bulling, Florian Noetzel, Helmut Rosner
Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1974
       Note: Zweiter Teil: Erganzungen und Erweiterungen seit 1937

Number of People : 16,276


 1973

Record reviews : Queen of the Blues.
Journal of American Folklore, vol. 86, no. 342, 1973. p. 415

Number of People : 1


 1973

Russell, H.
Master Drummer : Jesse Price.
Jazz & Blues, vol. 3, July 1973. p. 14-15

Number of People : 1


 1973

Stewart-Baxter, Derrick
Blues Digest.
Jazz Journal, vol. 26, July 1973. p. 22-23

Number of People : 1


 1971

Bogaert, Karel
Blues Lexicon : blues, Cajun, boogie woogie, gospel
Antwerp: Standaard Uitgeverij, 1971, 480 p.

Number of People : 556


 1971

Godrich, John
Ma Rainey.
Storyville, vol. 35, June-July 1971. p. 173-175

Number of People : 1


 1971

Record reviews : Queen of the Blues
Vol. 3
Jazz Journal, vol. 24, December 1971. p. 37

Number of People : 1


 1971

Bohlander, Carlo
Holler, Karl Heinz
Reclams Jazzfuhrer
Von Carlo Bohlander und Karl Heinz Holler
Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 1971, 991 p.

Number of People : 1,780


 1971

Godrich, John
"Ma" Rainey.
Storyville [England] no. 35 (June/July 1971):173-75.

Number of People : 1


 1970

Oh My Babe Blues : Ma Rainey's Georgia Jazz Band.
Jazz Report, vol. 7, no. 3, 1970. p. 12

Number of People : 1


 1970

Stewart-Baxter, Derrick
Ma Rainey and the classic blues singers
London: Studio Vista, 1970

Number of People : 31


 1970

Stewart-Baxter, Derrick
Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers
New York: Stein and Day, 1970

Number of People : 1


 1969

Record reviews.
down beat, vol. 36, December 25, 1969. p. 32

Number of People : 1


 1969

Surge, Frank
Singers of the Blues
      Rev.:
Jazz & Pop 8 (April/May 1969):75
Minneapolis: Lerner, 1969. 63 p.

Number of People : 12


 1969

Record reviews.
Jazz Journal, vol. 22, October 1969, p. 35

Number of People : 1


 1967

Williams, M.
Mostly Modernists.
Saturday Review, vol. 50, July 29, 1967. p. 25

Number of People : 1


 1965

Steiner, J.
Beyond the Impression.
Record Research, no. 67, April 1965. p. 11-12

Number of People : 1


 1965

Oliver, Paul
Ma Rainey was Here.
Jazz Monthly, vol. 11, March 1965. p. 21-23

Number of People : 1


 1961

McRae, B.
The Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith Accompaniments.
Jazz Journal, vol. 14, March 1961. p. 6-8

Number of People : 1


 1961

McRae, Barry
The Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith Accompaniments
A Survey.
Jazz Journal [England] 14, no. 3 (March 1961):6-8.

Number of People : 1


 1960

Feather, Leonard
Goodman, Benny
Hammond, John
Ellington, Duke
The new edition of the encyclopedia of jazz
Completely revised, enlarged and brought up to date
Appreciations by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and John Hammond
New York: Horizon Press, 1960

Number of People : 1,945


 1956

Fulbright, T.
Ma Rainey and I.
Jazz Journal, vol. 9, March 1956. p. 1-2

Number of People : 1


 1955

Smith, C.E.
Ma Rainey and the Minstrels.
Record Changer, vol. 14, no. 6, 1955. p. 5-6

Number of People : 1


 1955

Smith, Charles Edward
Ma Rainey and the Minstrels.
Record Changer 14 (1955):5-6.

Number of People : 1


 1954

Turner-Towles, N.
The Paramount Wildcat.
Jazz Journal, vol. 7, March 1954. p. 2-3

Number of People : 1


 1953

Wiedemann, Erik
Jorgensen, John
Jazzens hvem-hv ad-hvor
Redaktorer: John Jorgensen og Erik Wiedemann
Copenhagen: Politikens forlag, 1953, 391 p.

Number of People : 688


 1951

Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sundstrom, Einar
Sohlman's musiklexikon : nordiskt och allmant upplagsverk for tonkonst, musikliv och dans
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl Allan Moberg [och] Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, [1951-]

Number of People : 8,662


 1951

Schuler, V.
The Mystery of the Two Ma Raineys.
Melody Maker, vol. 27, October 13, 1951. p. 9

Number of People : 1


 1950

Traill, Sinclair
Jazz on Brunswick 04516.
Melody Maker, vol. 26, July 15, 1950. p. 9

Number of People : 1


 1950

Smith, C.E.
The Making of a King.
Record Changer, vol. 9, July-August 1950. p. 19-21

Number of People : 1


 1949

Jones, M.
She Jest Catch Hold of Us.
Melody Maker, vol. 25, September 24, 1949. p. 5

Number of People : 1


 1946

Bruynoghe, Yannick
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey.
Hot Club Magazine [Belgium] 7 (July 1946):14.

Number of People : 1


 1943

Miller, Paul Eduard
Miller's yearbook of popular music
Chicago: Pem Publications, 1943, 195 p.

Number of People : 573


 1940

Pridgett, Thomas
The Life of Ma Rainey.
Jazz Information 2, no. 4 (6 September 1940):8.

Number of People : 1


 1940

Love, William C.
Ma Rainey Discography.
Jazz Information 2, no. 4 (6 September 1940):9-14.

Number of People : 1


 undated

Albertson, Chris
Oh My Babe Blues : Ma Rainey and her Georgia Jazz Band.
Vol. 2
Biograph BLP-12011, n.d

Number of People : 1


 undated

Smith, Charles Edward
Notable American Women 1607-1950
A Biographical Dictionary
?

Number of People : 1


 undated

Cohn, Lawrence
Blues the World Forgot : Ma Rainey and her Georgia Jazz Band 1924-28
Biograph BLP-12001, n.d

Number of People : 1


 undated

Calt, Stephen
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Yazoo 1071, n.d

Number of People : 1


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