Turner Layton

Turner Layton (July 2, 1894 – February 6, 1978), born John Turner Layton, Jr., was an African-American songwriter, singer and pianist. He frequently worked with Henry Creamer.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 2nd, 1894 (Washington, D.C.), Died London

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, baritone vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19381 10-in. 3/16/1917 That cute little wigglin' dance American Quartet ; Marion Harris Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20067 10-in. 6/20/1917 Sweet Emalina, my gal Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with xylophone and orchestra composer  
Victor B-20564 10-in. 9/17/1917 That's it Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-20980 10-in. 11/14/1917 Sweet Emalina, my gal Sergeant Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-21243 10-in. 12/6/1917 Everybody's crazy 'bout the doggone blues, but I'm happy Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21452 10-in. 2/15/1918 Eclipse Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor B-22071 10-in. 7/26/1918 Good-bye Alexander Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie Violin and accordion duet composer  
Victor B-22094 10-in. 9/6/1918 Oh! Frenchy! Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-22159 10-in. 7/15/1918 Goodbye Alexander, goodbye honey boy Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22160 10-in. 7/15/1918 After you've gone Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22196 10-in. 8/7/1918 I'm waiting for you, Liza Jane Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22335 10-in. 12/3/1918 Sweet 'n' pretty All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-22490 10-in. 12/30/1918 I'm waiting for you, 'Liza Jane Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22592 10-in. 2/19/1919 Oh, Lawdy (Something's done got between Ebecaneezer and me) Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with xylophone and orchestra composer  
Victor B-22626 10-in. 3/13/1919 When shadows softly come and go Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22659 10-in. 3/27/1919 When the shadows softly come and go Lillian Rosedale Goodman ; Vivian Holt Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22727 10-in. 3/18/1919 Mary Ann Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24810 10-in. 12/30/1920 Sweet mamma (Papa's getting mad) Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-25517 10-in. 8/16/1921 I'm nobody's gal Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25528 10-in. 8/22/1921 Strut Miss Lizzie American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25791 10-in. 12/5/1921 Dear old Southland Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26001 10-in. 12/23/1921 Dear old Southland Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26827 10-in. 8/11/1922 'Way down yonder in New Orleans Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-27611 10-in. 2/21/1923 Way down yonder in New Orleans Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27638 10-in. 3/2/1923 Whoa, Tillie, take your time! Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Layton, Turner," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102990.

Layton, Turner. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102990.

"Layton, Turner." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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