|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Category: Early Influence
Inducted in: 1990
Inducted by: Bonnie Raitt
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2001 (ranked #19 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .
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If Bessie Smith has the title "Empress of the Blues," then Ma Rainey is the unquestioned "Mother of the Blues." While Rainey wasn't the first blues singer to make albums, but by all means she should have been.
Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 05.8.13 @ 13:37pm
To Tom Lane
Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 09:42am
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