Ma Rainey — American Musician born on April 26, 1886, died on December 22, 1939

"Ma" Rainey was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues... (wikipedia)

They hear it come out, but they don't know how it got there. They don't understand that's life's way of talking. You don't sing to feel better. You sing 'cause that's a way of understanding life.
White folks hear the blues come out, but they don't know how it got there.

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