Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My God, Zilla Can Sing!

I found more on Zilla Mayes than I expected to. There's this, from The Georgia Radio Museum & Hall Of Fame:

Zilla Mays first appeared on WAOK as the 'Mystery Lady' in 1954. In 1955 she revealed her identity and began hosting the 'Dream Girl Show,' which aired on the station every night between ten and eleven. She also made frequent guest appearances on Piano Red’s WAOK show. She was signed to RCA Victor's Groove label which released several records. She was instrumental in organizing the "road shows" sponsored by WAOK, which brought live R&B and gospel music to the Southeast. She released singles on Brunswick as "Zilla Mays with Her Boyfriends," on Coral with her brother's Blues Caravan band, as well as others on Mercury and Checker. In the early '60s released an album on Bill Lowery's NRC label, The Men I Love and the Songs They Sang. She had previously recorded for Savoy in 1951, but no releases came of the session.

And there's this:

All I know about Zilla Mayes is this track from the CD, "Deep Soul From New Orleans." That would have been enough for me.



Anonymous said...

Check the music clip Sal, i don't think it's working.

Clive Pearce

Sal Nunziato said...

Hey Clive,
Seeems ok here. Try refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Just did, works fine, thanks! Great song, once again you've picked a winner!

Clive Pearce

Anonymous said...

Absolutely killer, thanks Sal!


DeepKarma said...

What an incredible voice. Another gem Sal...I don't know how you do it!

Anonymous said...

@Deepkarma, i think Sal just buys a cd and listens to it.

Priscilla Becker