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 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  
(Results 51-75 of 167 records)

Citation

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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