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 14, 1889 (Charleston), Died December 16, 1963 (Baltimore)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 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|
|Victor||BS-065254||10-in.||5/13/1941||Jazz me blues||Larry Clinton Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|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||141189||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Delaney, Tom," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101169.
Delaney, Tom. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101169.
"Delaney, Tom." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.
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