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|
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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