The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

The Immortal Ma Rainey

Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Catalogue NumberMLP 2001
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Milestone Records
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number002294
Number of Tracks12
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes N/A

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Jealous Hearted Blues
Composer(s) : Lovie Austin
2 - Cell Bound Blues
Composer(s) : Ma Rainey
3 - Army Camp Harmony Blues
Composer(s) : Hooks Tilford & Ma Rainey
4 - Explainin' The Blues
Composer(s) : Thomas Dorsey
5 - Night Time Blues
Composer(s) : Thomas Dorsey
6 - 'Fore Day Honry Scat
Composer(s) : Bill McOwens; Ma Rainey
7 - Rough and Tumble Blues
Composer(s) : Ma Rainey
8 - Memphis Bound Blues
Composer(s) : Thomas Dorsey
9 - Slave to the Blues
Composer(s) : Thomas Dorsey
10 - Bessemer Bound Blues
Composer(s) : Thomas Dorsey; Everett Murphy
11 - Slow Drive Moan
Composer(s) : Ma Rainey
12 - Gone Daddy Blues
Composer(s) : Ma Rainey