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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 26-50 of 80 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62335 10-in. 7/10/1930 All for grits and gravy Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-62336 10-in. 7/10/1930 Playing my saxophone Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, songwriter, vocalist, director  
Victor BVE-62337 10-in. 7/10/1930 You can't go wrong Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, director, clarinet  
Victor BVE-62338 10-in. 7/10/1930 Gheechee dance Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BVE-63302 10-in. 7/23/1930 Dinah Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, director  
Victor BVE-63303 10-in. 7/23/1930 Ida sweet as apple cider Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, director  
Victor BVE-63304 10-in. 7/23/1930 Just to be with you tonight Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, director  
Victor BVE-63305 10-in. 7/23/1930 Everything's O.K. with me Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, director  
Victor BRC-69027 10-in. 5/8/1931 Make me know it Blanche Calloway and her Joy Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1927-07-18-01] 10-in. 7/18/1927 Alabamy (Here I am) Henrietta Kamern Organ solo songwriter  
Columbia 142244 10-in. 5/24/1926 Make me know it Royal Flush Savoy Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, leader, vocalist  
Columbia 142245 10-in. 5/24/1926 My mamma's in town Royal Flush Savoy Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia [W]151354 10-in. 2/25/1931 When you're looking for tulips (To kiss your troubles away) The Four Aces Male vocal quartet, with guitar and steel guitar songwriter  
OKeh 74158 10-in. May 1926 Caroline Royal Flush Savoy Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
OKeh 74159 10-in. May 1926 Make me know it (If you mean what you say) Royal Flush Savoy Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C1867 10-in. 4/4/1928 Dixie stomp Joy Boys ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1868 10-in. 4/4/1928 Drifting and dreaming (Sweet Paradise) Joy Boys ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E3884-E3885 10-in. 10/1/1926 Messin’ around Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E3886-E3887 10-in. 10/1/1926 Heebie jeebies Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E4012-E4013 10-in. 10/27/1926 Atlanta Black Bottom Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E4014-E4015 10-in. 10/27/1926 High fever Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E4092-E4093 10-in. 11/18/1926 High fever Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E4094-E4095 10-in. 11/18/1926 Atlanta Black Bottom Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E4503-E4505 10-in. 2/3/1927 White ghost shivers Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E4506-E4508 10-in. 2/3/1927 My pretty girl Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 26-50 of 80 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Fess," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103509.

Williams, Fess. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103509.

"Williams, Fess." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

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

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