Ida May Mack


Date of Birth: August 28, 1902    Sunset, LA

Date of Death:  October 3, 1951    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Opelousas, LA

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown

The only known photograph of Ida May Mack.


Texas Girls: The Complete Recorded Works of Lillian Miller/Hattie Hudson/Gertrude Perkins/Ida May Mack/Bobbie Cadillac (1926-

     1929), Document Records (DOCD-5163).


Barlow, William. Looking Up At Down: The Emergence of Blues Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989.

Bastin, Bruce. “Texas and the East Coast.” The Blackwell Guide to Blues Records. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1990, pp. 59-82.


Cohn, Lawrence. Nothing But the Blues. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.

Garon, Paul. Album notes from Texas Girls (DOCD-5163), 1993.

Govenar, Alan and Jay Brakefield. Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013.

Oliphant, Dave. Texan Jazz. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.

Oliver, Paul. Blues Off the Record. New York: Da Capo Press, 1984.

______. Barrelhouse Blues. Philadelphia: BasicCivitas Books, 2009.

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ida May Mack (vocalist)," Accessed February 1, 2018,

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