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 76-100 of 167 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 79590 10-in. 12/21/1920 With the coming of to-morrow Grant Stephens [i.e., George Meader] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79827 10-in. 5/6/1921 Strut Miss Lizzie Mary Stafford Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79889 10-in. 6/15/1921 I'm wild about moonshine Southern Negro Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 80154 10-in. 1/20/1922 Dear old Southland Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80460 10-in. 7/17/1922 Come along (I'm through with worryin') Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80469 10-in. 7/22/1922 I love you, sweet Angeline Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80526 10-in. 8/14/1922 I'm nobody's gal Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80571 10-in. 9/29/1922 'Way down yonder in New Orleans Blossom Seeley Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
Columbia 80744 10-in. 12/21/1922 'Way down yonder in New Orleans Georgians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80776 10-in. 1/9/1923 There's a rainbow in the sky Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 81244 10-in. 9/27/1923 Whoa, Tillie, take your time Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano songwriter  
Columbia 81516 10-in. 2/1/1924 If you'll come back Georgians ; Frank Guarente Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 49174 12-in. 4/6/1917 The cute little wigglin' dance Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 49375 12-in. 4/12/1918 My mind's made up to marry Carolina Prince's Band Band songwriter  
Columbia 49469 12-in. ca. 1918 Oh! Frenchy Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 49910 12-in. 11/26/1920 I'll be with you in apple blossom time (Waltz) Prince's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W141070 10-in. 10/1/1925 Breakin' the leg Warner's Seven Aces Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142967 10-in. 11/29/1926 After you've gone Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W143259 10-in. 1/4/1927 After you've gone Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W143563 10-in. 3/1/1927 After you've gone Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Columbia W143567 10-in. 3/2/1927 After you've gone Bessie Smith and her Band Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quintet composer  
Columbia W146167 10-in. 4/20/1928 Goodbye Alexander Dan Hornsby Trio Male vocal trio, with banjo and piano composer  
Columbia W146899 10-in. 8/27/1928 Way down yonder in New Orleans Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W147645 10-in. 12/15/1928 Liza Jane McQueen Quartet Vocal quartet composer  
Columbia W149159 10-in. 10/18/1929 After you've gone Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 76-100 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102990

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