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Spencer Williams

Spencer Williams (October 14, 1889 – July 14, 1965) was an American jazz and popular music composer, pianist, and singer. He is best known for his hit songs "Basin Street Blues", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Royal Garden Blues", "I've Found a New Baby", "Everybody Loves My Baby", "Tishomingo Blues", and many others.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 14th, 1889 (New Orleans), Died Flushing

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1941

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 521 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-18192 10-in. 8/9/1916 I ain't got nobody much Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with piano and orchestra composer  
Victor B-18319 10-in. 8/31/1916 Paradise blues Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-20363 12-in. 7/5/1917 I ain't got nobody Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-20484 10-in. 8/2/1917 Shim-me-sha-wabble Harold Veo's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-22336 10-in. 12/3/1918 Ringtail blues All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-25413 10-in. 5/25/1921 Royal Garden blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-26657 10-in. 6/29/1922 Struttin' at the strutter's ball Zez Confrey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27197 10-in. 12/1/1922 That da-da strain Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27519 10-in. 1/31/1923 Loose feet Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27669 10-in. 3/22/1923 Snakes hips The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28025 10-in. 5/23/1923 You're always messin' 'round with my man Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-28219 10-in. 6/26/1923 'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do Tennessee Ten Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28297 10-in. 7/19/1923 Keep yourself together, sweet papa Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-28298 10-in. 7/19/1923 Cotton Belt blues Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-28299 10-in. 7/19/1923 Midnight blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-28433 10-in. 8/17/1923 Royal Garden blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28437 10-in. 8/21/1923 Shim me sha wabble Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band, with piano duet composer  
Victor B-28516 10-in. 8/29/1923 Low-down papa Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-29191 10-in. 1/8/1924 West Indies blues Armand J. Piron ; Piron's New Orleans Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30815 10-in. 9/12/1924 Everybody loves my baby (But my baby don't love nobody but me) Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-31757 10-in. 1/22/1925 Everybody loves my baby Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor B-32050 10-in. 3/4/1925 Everybody loves my baby (But my baby don't love nobody but me) George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor B-32110 10-in. 3/19/1925 I'm a good gal but I'm a thousand miles from home Lloyd Finlay ; Lloyd Finlay Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-33180 10-in. 8/20/1925 Give me just a little bit (Of your love) Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-33181 10-in. 8/20/1925 You're in wrong with the right baby (So you'd better kiss yourself good-bye) Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 521 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Spencer," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102863.

Williams, Spencer. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102863.

"Williams, Spencer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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