Billy Curtis

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29766 10-in. 4/3/1924 The little wooden whistle wouldn't whistle Nelson Maples ; S.S. Leviathan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-62104 10-in. 4/22/1930 Down by the railroad track Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-62393 10-in. 8/19/1930 The endurance song Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor BVE-62394 10-in. 8/19/1930 Miniature golf song Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor BVE-64622 10-in. 11/18/1930 What kind of noise annoys an oyster Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with guitar, and piano lyricist  
Victor BS-76127 10-in. 5/15/1933 Antonio Pasquale Ramonio Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin composer  
Columbia 78834 10-in. 12/2/1919 Checkers (It's your move now) Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81636 10-in. 3/8/1924 The little wooden whistle wouldn't whistle Billy Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh S-7677 10-in. Nov. 1920 Scandal Billy Jones ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72172 10-in. Dec. 1923 The little wooden whistle wouldn't whistle Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W402934 10-in. 9/5/1929 The ghost of the St. Louis blues Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller ; Phil Pavey Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Edison 6895 10-in. 8/1/1919 What could be sweeter Helen Clark ; Joseph A. Phillips Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7763 10-in. 1/28/1921 At the circus Al. H. Weston ; Irene Young Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 9332 10-in. 1/15/1924 The little wooden whistle wouldn't whistle Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 10201 10-in. 2/11/1925 I'll make the pies like Mother made (If you'll make the dough like Dad) Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Curtis, Billy," accessed August 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101418.

Curtis, Billy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101418.

"Curtis, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101418

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