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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 »

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 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shailene Woodley/Carol Burnett/Jason Aldean (2016) ... (writer: "See See Rider")
 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")
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 2009 The Louise Log (TV Series) (soundtrack - 1 episode)
- How to Meet Your Child's Principal (2009) ... (soundtrack)
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 1978 Mr. Boogie Woogie (Documentary short)

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