Ramona Baker Reviews ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Even with all the negative comments from serious historians, the most striking element of the film was the attention to detail with the costumes. Any costume historian could tell you that such bright and gaudy colors were appropriately exhibited in the film, and the hairstyles all seemed to match. To clothing historians and collectors it … Continue reading “Ramona Baker Reviews ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’”

The Origins of “In The Mood “

We have been reading , amongst other things, the biography of talented poet , composer and lyricist Andy Razaf ((December 16, 1895 – February 3, 1973) . He is best remembered these days for his work with Fats Waller on songs like “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose” . He was responsible for at least contributing … Continue reading “The Origins of “In The Mood “”