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Mother of the blues

Sandra R. Lieb

Mother of the blues

a study of Ma Rainey

by Sandra R. Lieb

  • 361 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by University of Massachusetts Press in [Amherst] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rainey, Ma, 1886-1939.,
  • African American singers -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSandra R. Lieb.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML420.R274 L5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 226 p. :
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4255797M
    ISBN 100870233343
    LC Control Number81001168

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Briefly portrays the life of the influential blues singer, Ma Rainey, /5. The book was a big disappointment. It is obvious that the author really just wanted to brag about her knowledge and opinion of the styles of blues Ma Rainey sang. At a time when people were still alive and could have been contacted for information, basically the information given on the life of Ma Rainey was a bit hearsay and some incorrect.2/5(3).

As the biographer Sandra Lieb observed in “Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey” (), by combining a black folk style with techniques learned on the vaudeville stage, Rainey “offered.

Beginning in the mid s, albums of old Ma Rainey 78s were issued as albums; one of the best was Milestone’s two-record Ma Rainey anthology. InSandra Lieb published the full-length biography Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey. Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey Paperback – Aug.

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