Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Type:

Sound

Date:

11/26/1981

Item:

Audio recording

Series:

S1576

Item ID:

T82-12, T82-13, T82-14

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General Note/Comment

  • Three reel to reels. A second interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson (the first can be found on T82-1 through T82-4). Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while still playing the nightclubs. She converted to Christianity in 1960 and began playing gospel music. In the interview, she discusses and demonstrates various music styles (jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime); learning songs; her first blues song (One Finger Blues); performers she knew and played with (Duke Ellington, Charlie Segar, Jimmy Cox, Helen Jackson, Mack Thomas); difference between blues and gospel; and gospel quartets in Pensacola in the 1920s.

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