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Ma Rainey

Composer, Lyricist
( b. Apr 26, 1886 Columbus, Georgia, USA - d. Dec 22, 1939 Columbus, Georgia, USA ) Female
Also known as: Gertrude Pridgett [Birthname]
Relations: Daughter of Thomas Pridgett
Daughter of Ella Pridgett
Wife of Will Rainey (1904 - ?)
Gertrude Pridgett performed as a child with her parents in minstrel shows. She married Will Rainey in 1904 and toured as "Ma & Pa Rainey." Ma became the "Mother of the Blues," a top recording artist and made blues music popular in U.S. in 1900s.



Productions Date of Productions
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Featuring "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "See See Rider" written by Ma Rainey
Feb 06, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003
One Mo' Time
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Ma Rainey
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ma Rainey
Mar 06, 2002 - Mar 24, 2002
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Featuring "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "See See Rider" written by Ma Rainey
Oct 11, 1984 - Jun 09, 1985
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