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Rainey, Ma [née Pridgett, Gertrude]locked

  • Paul Oliver

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(b Columbus, GA, April 26, 1886; d Rome, GA, Dec 22, 1939). American blues, jazz and vaudeville singer. Her career began in a talent show in Columbus when she was 12 and soon afterwards she appeared as a cabaret singer. She married Will ‘Pa’ Rainey in ...

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