Ma Rainey Resources
The Academy of American Poets strikes again. This page includes a short bio and a few popular poems.
If you just can't get enough, here's a more thorough bio, more poems, and some commentary, too.
For a brief lowdown, biography.com usually has the goods.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame site gives you a timeline, plus a complete bio. Who could ask for more?
Check out this amateur bio with a slideshow of photos if you want to learn the Brown basics.
Check out this preview of a video on female Blues singers called Wild Women Don't Have the Blues. You can buy the whole documentary if the sneak peek floats your boat.
This guy reads it so dramatically, it almost sounds like a song, which is, we think, the way it should be.
Brown's greatest hits read by the man himself. You can hear samples of several of his works.
This portrait shows Brown deep in thought.
Brown really filled the role of professor—even nailed the look too.
Doin' her stuff.
All the Brown poems fit for print (and then some).
These essays were what Brown was best known for during his lifetime.