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The 1920s “classic era” of recorded blues was dominated by women who lived and performed in the cities. This Rough Guide explores its glitzy heyday when singers such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey became the first real stars of the blues. Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques, this Rough Guide is an exploration of the hugely significant and often overlooked role that women have played in the story of the blues.

Various Artists

The Rough Guide to Blues Divas

World Music Network
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$15.99

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Released 11/29/2019Catalogue Number

CD-RGNET-1392

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Various Artists

The Rough Guide to Blues Divas

World Music Network
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Rough Guide to Blues Divas by Various Artists by The Rough Guide to Blues Divas - Various Artists
Album artwork for The Rough Guide to Blues Divas by Various Artists
CD

$15.99

Includes download code
Released 11/29/2019Catalogue Number

CD-RGNET-1392

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

The 1920s “classic era” of recorded blues was dominated by women who lived and performed in the cities. This Rough Guide explores its glitzy heyday when singers such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey became the first real stars of the blues. Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques, this Rough Guide is an exploration of the hugely significant and often overlooked role that women have played in the story of the blues.