Zilla Mays

Zilla Florine Mays (September 1, 1931 – September 19, 1995), later Zilla Mays Hinton, was an American R&B and gospel singer who became a popular radio DJ and community leader in Atlanta. She was the first African-American female radio announcer in Georgia, and only the third in the United States.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 1st, 1931 (Atlanta), Died September 19th, 1995 (Atlanta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 82655 3/28/1952 Triple eight The Blues Caravan vocalist  
Decca 82656 3/28/1952 Train, train blues The Blues Caravan vocalist  
Decca 82657 3/28/1952 Bedtime blues The Blues Caravan vocalist  
Decca 82658 3/28/1952 Begin the beguine The Blues Caravan vocalist  
Decca 83293 8/23/1952 Why do you cry The Blues Caravan ; Zilla Mays vocalist  
Decca 83294 8/23/1952 Pick-a-dilly The Blues Caravan ; Zilla Mays vocalist  
Decca 83295 8/23/1952 I'll keep singing my song The Blues Caravan ; Zilla Mays vocalist  
Decca 83296 8/23/1952 Night shift blues The Blues Caravan ; Zilla Mays vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mays, Zilla," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330478.

Mays, Zilla. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330478.

"Mays, Zilla." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330478

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