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Ma Rainey

Singer (26-Apr-1886 — 22-Dec-1939)


Sandra R. Lieb. Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey. University of Massachusetts Press. 1982. 226pp.

Derrick Stewart-Baxter. Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers. Stein & Day. 1970. 112pp.


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  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.582)

  7. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.329)

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