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Fess Williams

Fess Williams (né Stanley R. Williams; April 10, 1894 – December 17, 1975) was an American jazz musician.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 10th, 1894 (Danville), Died December 17th, 1975 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone, leader, director, vocalist, composer, songwriter, arranger, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 80 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36099 10-in. 9/6/1926 Make me know it (If you mean what you say) Evelyn Preer Female vocal solo, with clarinet, cornet, and piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-36985 10-in. 11/30/1926 What did Romie-O-Juliet (When he climbed the balcony) Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, vocalist  
Victor BVE-36986 10-in. 11/30/1926 Nobody but my baby (Is gettin' my love) Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, vocalist  
Victor BVE-50882 10-in. 5/15/1929 Snag nasty Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-50883 10-in. 5/15/1929 Big shot Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, composer, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-50889 10-in. 5/16/1929 Sell it Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, composer, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-50890 10-in. 5/16/1929 Betsy Brown Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-51198 10-in. 4/22/1929 Friction Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, composer, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-51199 10-in. 4/22/1929 Kentucky blues Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-51234 10-in. 4/17/1929 Here 'tis Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, composer, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-51235 10-in. 4/17/1929 A few riffs Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band director, composer, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-51236 10-in. 4/17/1929 Hot town Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band director, composer, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-51900 10-in. 4/22/1929 Do shuffle Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-55928 10-in. 9/20/1929 Sweet Savannah Sue Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, alto saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BVE-55929 10-in. 9/20/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, alto saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BVE-55930 10-in. 9/20/1929 Buttons Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-55931 10-in. 9/20/1929 Musical campmeeting Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, alto saxophone, composer  
Victor BVE-57197 10-in. 12/6/1929 Goin' to get 'cha Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone, composer  
Victor BVE-57198 10-in. 12/6/1929 Hot mama Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57199 10-in. 12/6/1929 Smilin' face Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57200 10-in. 12/6/1929 Slide Mr. Jelly, slide Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-59757 10-in. 4/18/1930 She's still dizzy Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone, composer  
Victor BVE-59758 10-in. 4/18/1930 Hot mamma Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-59759 10-in. 4/18/1930 'Leven-thirty Saturday night Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-59760 10-in. 4/18/1930 I'm feelin' devilish Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone, vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 80 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Fess," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103509.

Williams, Fess. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103509.

"Williams, Fess." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103509

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