May 30, 2015 Record of the Day

In the 1920s,Ma-Rainey Ma Rainey was known as “the mother of the blues” and credited to be the first great female blues recording artist. Sometimes, because of the suggestive themes of her recordings, she was called “Madame Rainey.” All of her 78s from 1924-1928 are collectible like “Dream Blues.” Released by Paramount records, it’s worth up to $800.00 today. Ma Rainey is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find in the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide, listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column.

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