Explore releases from Ma Rainey at Discogs. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. Genre: Blues. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Ma Rainey at the Discogs Marketplace. Ma Rainey, considered the mother of blues in many ways birthed a black female sexuality that is confined by neither respectability nor sexual depravity. Rainey was already a seasoned performer by the time she made her first recordings in 1923, and though she only recorded for six years she cut over 100 songs… Gertrude Pridgett Rainey, better known as Ma Rainey (Columbus, Georgia, April 26, 1886 – Columbus, Georgia, December 22, 1939), was one of the earliest known professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She did much to develop and popularize the form and was an important influence on younger blues women, such as I wrote the poem, as an attempt to empower myself through music, find … MA RAINEY is my reflection on my own personal battles with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. Ma Rainey Song Lyrics. This superb five-disc box set gives a sweeping overview of the hugely influential music of blues legend Ma Rainey. Ma Rainey was the consummate blues diva of the 1920s and 1930s, tackling an amazing array of song styles (including blues, folk, pop, and minstrel songs) in every conceivable setting, working solo with guitarists and piano players, fronting jug bands, small jazz combos, and even big bands, where her strong voice (and even stronger personality) always carried the room. Ma Rainey Lyrics - by Popularity.