Ma Rainey

The Mother of Blues

Ma Rainey's Life

Ma Rainey was born April 26, 1886 in Columbus Georgia.She died December 22,1939 from a heart attack She was married to Will Rainey and had five kids. Her parents were Ella Pridgett and Thomas Pridgett. When she became famous she got the name " Mother of Blues" because she loved blues so much and she was so good at singing it. She was know as one of the best female blues vocalists. In her years of singing she inspired many people, one of those people were Bessie Smith.

She was born in Columbus, Georgia on April 26,1886

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