No photo available. Represent Ma Rainey? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 129,470 this week

Ma Rainey (1886–1939)

Blues musician, with such songs as "Slave to the Blues," "Jelly Bean Blues," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" , and "Bo Weevil Blues." She was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. See full bio »

Is Your Favorite TV Show Returning?

Keep track of the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows you love with our rundown of all this season's renewals, cancellations, and more.

Find out about your favorite TV series

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1747 people
created 25 Dec 2014
 
a list of 46 people
created 26 Apr 2015
 
a list of 100 people
created 17 Aug 2015
 
a list of 5868 people
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 57 people
created 3 weeks ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ma Rainey's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Repo Man
Repo Man Soundtrack
(1984)
Red Tails
Red Tails Soundtrack
(2012)
The Graduate
The Graduate Soundtrack
(1967)
Bessie
Bessie Soundtrack
(2015)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (17 credits)
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie) (writer: "Weepin' Woman Blues", "Prove It on Me", "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom")
 2012 The Last Elvis (writer: "See see rider")
 2012 Red Tails (writer: "See See Rider")
  The Louise Log (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- How to Meet Your Child's Principal (2009) ... (performer: "Slave to the Blues") / (writer: "Slave to the Blues")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (writer: "C.C. Rider")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (performer: "See See Rider")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "New Bo-Weevil Blues") / (writer: "New Bo-Weevil Blues")
 1992 That Night (writer: "SEE SEE RIDER")
 1990 To Sleep with Anger (writer: "See See Rider")
 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary) (performer: "Prove It on Me Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Prove It on Me Blues" - uncredited)
 1984 Repo Man (writer: "See See Rider")
 1977 Elvis in Concert (TV Special documentary) ("See See Rider")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special documentary) (writer: "C.C. Rider")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "C.C. Rider")
 1972 Elvis on Tour (Documentary) ("See See Rider")
 1967 The Graduate (performer: "See See Rider Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "See See Rider Blues" - uncredited)
 1964-1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.34 (1966) ... (writer: "C.C. Rider")
- Episode #1.11 (1964) ... (writer: "See See Ryder")
Hide Hide Show Show Music department (1 credit)
 2009 The Louise Log (TV Series) (soundtrack - 1 episode)
- How to Meet Your Child's Principal (2009) ... (soundtrack)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 1978 Mr. Boogie Woogie (Documentary short)
Herself
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "The Complete Recordings, Vol. 3--1925-1926" (ZOOCU) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Nickname:

The Mother of the Blues

Star Sign:

Taurus

Message Boards

Recent Posts
nobody?? wig1
Discuss Ma Rainey on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page