Tom Delaney

Tom Delaney (September 14, 1889 – December 16, 1963) was an American blues and jazz songwriter, pianist and singer, who wrote a number of popular songs, mainly in the 1920s. His work was recorded by many of the more fashionable singers and musicians of the period and later times, including Lillyn Brown, Lucille Hegamin, Ethel Waters, Earl Hines, Count Basie, Bix Beiderbecke, Big Joe Williams, Clara Smith, Alberta Hunter, Clarence Williams, James P. Johnson, Woody Herman, Bukka White, Toots Thielemans, and Dinah Washington.

Delaney was known primarily as a songwriter for other performers, but he also recorded a small number of his own songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 14th, 1889 (Charleston), Died Baltimore

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25072 10-in. 5/3/1921 Jazz me blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28921 10-in. 11/8/1923 Ev'ry day blues Viola McCoy Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-99353 10-in. 2/25/1936 Bonus blues Joe Pullum Male vocal solo, with trumpet, guitar, and piano composer  
Victor BS-013884 10-in. 9/28/1937 Jazz me blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-035032 10-in. 3/15/1939 Jazz me blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-051225 10-in. 6/4/1940 Nobody knows the way I feels dis mornin' Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80002 10-in. 9/27/1921 Down home blues Mary Stafford Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80093 10-in. 12/7/1921 Jazz me blues Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140161 10-in. 12/4/1924 Follow the deal on down Fred Longshaw ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer  
Columbia 140187 10-in. 12/17/1924 If I lose, let me lose Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 140192 10-in. 12/17/1924 You may go but you'll come back some day Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 140200 10-in. 12/20/1924 Nobody knows the way I feel dis mornin' Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano songwriter  
Columbia 140226 10-in. 1/7/1925 Nobody knows the way I feel dis mornin' Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, trombone, and piano songwriter  
Columbia W140698 10-in. 6/18/1925 I'm leavin' just to ease my worried mind Tom Delaney Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W140699 10-in. 6/18/1925 Georgia stockade blues Tom Delaney Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia W140700 10-in. 6/18/1925 Bow-legged mamma Tom Delaney Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W140701 10-in. 6/18/1925 Parson Jones Tom Delaney Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia W140792 10-in. 7/28/1925 Down home blues Ebony Four ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, tuba, and piano composer  
Columbia W140951 10-in. 9/17/1925 I'm a back bitin' mama Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance trio composer, lyricist  
Columbia W140965 10-in. 9/18/1925 Never drive a beggar from your door Maggie Jones and her Band Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance trio composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141189 10-in. 10/24/1925 Charleston Geechie dance Jim Dandies Jazz/dance quartet composer  
Columbia W142657 10-in. 9/20/1926 There'll come a time North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Columbia W144000 10-in. 4/7/1927 Troublesome blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet or alto saxophone and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W144490 10-in. 7/22/1927 Police blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146321 10-in. 5/22/1928 Graveyard love Bertha Idaho Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Delaney, Tom," accessed September 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101169.

Delaney, Tom. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101169.

"Delaney, Tom." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 September 2020.

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