Thursday, April 28, 2016

Prove it on me Blues

Ma Rainey recorded “Prove it on me Blues” in 1928. The song of lesbian defiance was rather explicit for the time, and was promoted with a poster of Rainey dressed in a three-piece suit with the words “What’s all this? Scandal?” You can see that ad and read the lyrics here. Read about Ma Rainey’s life and career at Atlas Obscura.


spookyspecimens said...

External links not working, Mama C.

Miss Cellania said...

Really? They're working for me.