ShopMy NTS
Live now

Live on 1

Live on 2

Mama Yancey

NTS default image

Mama Yancey

Mama Yancey has been played on NTS shows including How the Other Half Lives, with How Long Blues first played on 11 June 2017.

Estelle "Mama" Yancey (January 1, 1896 – April 19, 1986) was an American blues singer.

Mama Yancey, born Estella Harris in Cairo, Illinois, grew up in Chicago, where she sang in church choirs and learned how to play the guitar. In 1917, when she was 21, she married Jimmy Yancey, who had traveled the U.S. and Europe as a vaudeville dancer. She often sang with him at informal get-togethers and house parties in the 1930s and 1940s and performed with him…

How Long Blues
Jimmy Yancey, Mama Yancey
How Long Blues
Jimmy Yancey, Mama YanceyAtlantic1958