“Ma” Rainey

“Ma” Rainey

Suggested Readings

Angela Y. Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday (New York: Pantheon, 1998).

Daphne D. Harrison, Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1988).

Sandra R. Lieb, Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1981).

Derrrick Stewart-Baxter, Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers (New York: Stein and Day, 1970).