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 14, 1889 (New Orleans), Died July 14, 1965 (Flushing)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, piano, percussion
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 542 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Spencer," accessed September 23, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102863.
Williams, Spencer. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102863.
"Williams, Spencer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 23 September 2023.
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