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Ma Rainey and Her Band

"The Mother of The Blues" Ma Rainey, with her Band in c. 1923. L-R: Eddie Pollack, sax (later recorded with Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orch); Albert Wynn, tb (later leader in his own right); Thomas A. Dorsey p ('Georgia Tom' the celebrated blues performer); Dave Nelson, cnt (King Oliver's nephew, and also leading Chicago trumpeter and leader); Gabriel Washington, d.