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 51-75 of 167 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||47460||10-in.||4/5/1917||The cute little wigglin' dance||Arthur Fields||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||77142||10-in.||6/13/1917||Sweet Emalina, my gal||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||77235||10-in.||8/6/1917||Down in Borneo Isle||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||77344||10-in.||9/14/1917||Twenty years||Bert Williams||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||77353||10-in.||9/20/1917||That's it||Jazarimba Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||77503||10-in.||11/9/1917||Everybody's crazy 'bout the doggone blues but I'm happy||George O'Connor||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||77697||10-in.||2/28/1918||Sweet Emalina, my gal||Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||77741||10-in.||3/29/1918||Everybody's crazy 'bout the doggone blues but I'm happy||Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||77754||10-in.||4/3/1918||Won't you be a dear, dear daddy (to a itta bitta doll like me)||Farber Sisters||Female vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||77800||10-in.||4/29/1918||After you've gone||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||77815||10-in.||5/7/1918||We'll do our share||Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||77829||10-in.||5/17/1918||I can't let 'em suffer||Farber Sisters||Female vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||77840||10-in.||5/22/1918||Goodbye, Alexander||Farber Sisters||Female vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||77857||10-in.||5/28/1918||Good-bye Alexander||Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||77970||10-in.||7/26/1918||Liza Jane||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||77974||10-in.||7/30/1918||I'm too tired to make love||Gus Van||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||78166||10-in.||10/28/1918||Look what you've done||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||78298||10-in.||2/13/1919||Oh! Lawdy (Something's done got between Ebecaneezer and me)||Bert Williams||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||78303||10-in.||2/15/1919||One and two and three and four, rock-a-bye||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||78318||10-in.||2/24/1919||Mary Ann||Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||78365||10-in.||3/22/1919||When the shadows softly come and go||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||78403||10-in.||4/19/1919||One and two and three and four, rock-a-bye||Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||78523||10-in.||6/23/1919||The alcoholic blues||Louisiana Five||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||79171||10-in.||5/11/1920||Sweet Emalina, my gal||Fred Hughes||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||79484||10-in.||10/25/1920||You can't trust nobody||Bert Williams||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Layton, Turner," accessed February 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102990.
Layton, Turner. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102990.
"Layton, Turner." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 February 2023.
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