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
|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|
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.
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