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 2, 1894 (Washington, D.C.), Died February 6, 1978 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, baritone vocal
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 167 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-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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Layton, Turner," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102990.
Layton, Turner. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102990.
"Layton, Turner." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.
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