We have been contacted by one of our readers, Teddy Wells, who is compiling a family history and is requesting assistance in locating ancestors and relatives.
Teddy says his great grandfather was Tom Stovall, a former slave who later worked at Stovall Farms outside Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi. Muddy Waters was working and living at Stovall Farm when he was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1941-42.
Here is Teddy Wells’ request:
“My name is Teddy Wells,
I’m the grandson of Tommie Lee Stovall. I’m trying to locate Glen Stovall.
I have been tracing my family history and it lead me to Tom Stovall (my great grandfather) which he was a former slave for this plantation [Stovall Farms]. It would be an honor to connect with him to give me a tour of the plantation upon my visit in the near future. My phone number is 808.228.0181. I’m currently living in Hawaii.”
If anyone can help Teddy with any information he can be contacted at 808.228.0181, his work number Text/Voice 808.971.1553 or via the Hawaii Actors Network website: www.hawaiiactorsnetwork.com
We have had a request for assistance from Monty Deane, whose father, Wally Deane, recorded for Lillian McMurry at Trumpet Records in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1950s.
He is working on a history of his father’s recording career and is looking for photos of Trumpet Records and/or any other information about his father and Trumpet Records during the 1950s.
If you can help Monty Deane in this project, please contact him directly by email: email@example.com
Here is the email Monty Deane sent us:
“My father Wally Deane (http://www.wallydeane.com) recorded for Lillian McMurry at Trumpet/Globe. I have been blessed to see all the great info donated to the U of Miss. I am wondering if anyone might have pictures of Trumpet Records back in the 50’s? There had to be some pictures, stories of the happenings going on at Trumpet Records. But pictures are the most memorable. Please, if there are, please let me know where. Thank you!
Monty sent a new request for assistance in February 2021:
“Hello again. Monty Deane here. Son of Wally Deane. Hope everyone is staying safe. Slowly getting back to normal. Im hoping someone can help. Im looking for a record my dad cut, in 56 with trumpet/globe records. Wally Deane – Cool Cool Daddy – Flipside is rody and deane – It aint fair baby. I have all his records and original recordings but not this record. If anyone has it, can find it, wants to sell it to me for my personal collection, please let me know. I will gladly purchase it. Erecting a new site for dad. its in construction, but you may stop in at any time. wallydeane.com. Thanks in advance – Monty Deane”
Here are some photos of the former Trumpet Records studio on N. Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi.
Here are some Wally Deane recordings on YouTube:
This 4 CD box set on JSP Records contains the 1951-1954 recordings from Trumpet Records but does not include any Wally Deane recordings.