One reel to reel recording. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary McClain was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she l...
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
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