Blues on My Mind

Blues as Abandonment: Ma Rainey's "Memphis Bound Blues"

October 07, 2018 Season 2 Episode 5
Blues on My Mind
Blues as Abandonment: Ma Rainey's "Memphis Bound Blues"
Chapters
Blues on My Mind
Blues as Abandonment: Ma Rainey's "Memphis Bound Blues"
Oct 07, 2018 Season 2 Episode 5
Julia B Simon
Analysis of abandonment in Ma Rainey's "Memphis Bound Blues"
Show Notes

How do people respond to abandonment?  Does gender matter in songs about abandonment?  Is someone's leaving always negative?  Explore these questions in Ma Rainey's "Memphis Bound Blues."