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 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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Columbia W146321 10-in. 5/22/1928 Graveyard love Bertha Idaho Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer  
Columbia W146417 10-in. 6/8/1928 Somethin' goin' on wrong Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano songwriter  
Columbia W146826 10-in. 8/1/1928 Walk that broad Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 148180 10-in. 4/5/1929 The jazz me blues Bert Lown and his Loungers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W148627 10-in. 5/25/1929 Down on Pennsylvania Avenue Bertha Idaho Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W148628 10-in. 5/25/1929 Move it on out of here Bertha Idaho Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W151887 10-in. 11/24/1931 Jazz me blues The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7899 10-in. May 1921 The jazz me blues Black Devil Orchestra ; J. Tim Brymn Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70127 10-in. Aug. 1921 Down home blues Mamie Smith and her Jazz Band Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-70313 10-in. Nov. 1921 The down home blues Tampa Blue Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72789 10-in. 9/5/1924 I love you, Daddy, but you don't mean me no good Clarence Williams’ Harmonizers ; Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-72790 10-in. 9/5/1924 Nobody knows the way I feel this mornin' Clarence Williams’ Harmonizers ; Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-72791 10-in. 9/5/1924 Absent minded blues Clarence Williams’ Harmonizers ; Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-73082 10-in. 1/8/1925 Done made a fool out of me Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-73419 10-in. June 1925 I'm a good hearted mama (But I got a trifling man) Margaret Johnson ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-73420 10-in. June 1925 Death house blues Margaret Johnson ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73754 10-in. Nov. 1925 Mournful blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with cornet, trombone, and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73755 10-in. Nov. 1925 Georgia stockade blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with cornet, trombone, and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W80645 10-in. 3/18/1927 Grievin' mama blues Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with violin and cornet composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81520 10-in. 10/5/1927 The jazz me blues Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W400621 10-in. 4/18/1928 Log cabin blues (Fox trot) Clarence Williams’ Washboard Five Jazz/dance ensemble composer  
OKeh W401152 10-in. 9/26/1928 Walk that broad Clarence Williams’ Washboard Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 12518-12519 10-in. 2/13/1924 Ev’ry day blues Viola McCoy Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet composer  
Brunswick E28757 10-in. 11/14/1928 Slow and steady Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E3222-E3223 10-in. 6/14/1926 There’ll come a time Bamville Syncopators ; Sam Lewis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E4764-E4765 10-in. 3/25/1927 Down that lonesome road Sis Quander Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1906 10-in. 4/28/1928 Jazz me blues McKenzie and Condon’s Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick XC4834 12-in. 10/31/1929 Little Buster program L, pt. 2 Corn Poppers ; Little Buster Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C1808-C1809 10-in. 3/27/1928 Jazz me blues McKenzie and Condon’s Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick M217 10-in. 9/25/1929 Troublesome blues Betty Perkins Female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick AL280-AL281 10-in. 2/16/1928 There’ll come a time Roy Harvey ; North Carolina Ramblers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Delaney, Tom," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101169.

Delaney, Tom. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101169.

"Delaney, Tom." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.

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