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When Gertrude “Ma” Rainey (1886-1939) — known as “The Mother of Blues”— sang, “It’s true I wear a collar and a tie … Talk to the gals just like any old man,” in 1928′s “Prove It on Me,” she was flirting with scandal, challenging the listener to catch her in a lesbian affair

When Gertrude “Ma” Rainey (1886-1939) — known as “The Mother of Blues”— sang, “It’s true I wear a collar and a tie … Talk to the gals just like any old man,” in 1928′s “Prove It on Me,” she was flirting with scandal, challenging the listener to catch her in a lesbian affair

Ma Rainey (1886 – 1939) Before Beyonce and Rhianna, there was Ma Rainey. Born Gertrude Pridgett on April 26, 1886, in Columbus, Georgia, was one of the ...

Ma Rainey (1886 – 1939) Before Beyonce and Rhianna, there was Ma Rainey. Born Gertrude Pridgett on April 26, 1886, in Columbus, Georgia, was one of the ...

Ma Rainey Ma Rainey (born Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett; c. April 26 1886…

Ma Rainey Ma Rainey (born Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett; c. April 26 1886…

Ma Rainey's protégé and master of dirty "hokum" blues, Bessie Smith kept a female lover on the road with her.

Ma Rainey's protégé and master of dirty "hokum" blues, Bessie Smith kept a female lover on the road with her.

MA RAINEY (1886-1939), | sang about using black cat bones to cast out all other women in her life that were chasing after her man: (lyric excerpt) "The hoodoo told me to get me a black cat bone The hoodoo told me to get me a black cat bone And shake it over their heads, they’ll leave your man alone."

MA RAINEY (1886-1939), | sang about using black cat bones to cast out all other women in her life that were chasing after her man: (lyric excerpt) "The hoodoo told me to get me a black cat bone The hoodoo told me to get me a black cat bone And shake it over their heads, they’ll leave your man alone."

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