Big Bill Broonzy Recordings (1941-1951) On Our Rumble Channel

We have added three new videos to our Rumble channel featuring Big Bill Broonzy‘s recordings made between 1941 and 1951.

The recordings are available on Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 3: The War And Postwar Years 1940-1951, a 4 CD set on JSP Records with is one of our Recommended Recordings.

CD cover. Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 3: The War and Postwar years 1940-51, on JSP Records
CD cover. Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 3: The War and Postwar years 1940-51, on JSP Records

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1924 Paramount Records Advertisement For Ma Rainey’s Mystery Record

Researchers at Mt. Zion Memorial Fund recently came across this 1924 advertisement for Ma Rainey recordings on Paramount Records, which originally appeared in the New York Age newspaper.

Paramount Records invited fans to send in their suggestion for the name of Ma Rainey’s “Mystery Record, (Paramount 12200) and offered 100 prizes for respondents.

A 1924 advertisement for Ma Rainey recordings in the New York Age. (Courtesy of Mt. Zion Memorial Fund)
A 1924 advertisement for Ma Rainey recordings in the New York Age. (Courtesy of Mt. Zion Memorial Fund)

Our thanks to the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund for putting us onto this advertisement.

Here is a YouTube recording of Ma Rainey’s Mystery Record:


Here is our Recommended Recording for Ma Rainey on CD:

CD cover, Ma Rainey, Mother of the Blues, a 5 CD box set released onJSP Records.
CD cover, Ma Rainey, Mother of the Blues, a 5 CD box set released on JSP Records.