Clarence Williams (October 6, 1898 or October 8, 1893 – November 6, 1965) was an American jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer, and publisher.
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Birth and Death Data: Born October 8, 1893 (Acadiana), Died November 6, 1965 (Queens)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, leader, composer, songwriter, lyricist, jug, baritone saxophone, speaker, director, organ, kazoo, arranger, percussion
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 708 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-18496||10-in.||10/10/1916||Brown skin||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-21549||10-in.||2/27/1918||Mamma's baby boy||Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-22359||10-in.||1/4/1919||You're some pretty doll||All Star Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-22841||10-in.||5/9/1919||You can have it, I don't want it||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25413||10-in.||5/25/1921||Royal Garden blues||Original Dixieland Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||B-27666||10-in.||3/21/1923||Sugar blues||Edna Hicks||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-28057||10-in.||6/7/1923||Gulf Coast blues||Tennessee Ten||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-28219||10-in.||6/26/1923||'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do||Tennessee Ten||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-28433||10-in.||8/17/1923||Royal Garden blues||Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29191||10-in.||1/8/1924||West Indies blues||Armand J. Piron ; Piron's New Orleans Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|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||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40823||10-in.||11/7/1927||Who made you cry? (Sugar babe)||Jazz Wizards ; Richard M. Jones||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48354||10-in.||2/12/1929||A pane in the glass||Clarence Williams||Piano solo||composer, instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||BVE-48355||10-in.||2/12/1929||Too low||Clarence Williams||Piano solo||composer, instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||BVE-51230||10-in.||4/16/1929||I'm not worrying||Clarence Williams Band||Jazz/dance band||director, composer|
|Victor||BVE-51231||10-in.||4/16/1929||Touch-down||Clarence Williams Band||Jazz/dance band||director|
|Victor||BVE-53654||10-in.||5/22/1929||In our cottage of love||Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band||Jazz/dance ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-53655||10-in.||5/22/1929||Lazy mama||Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band||Jazz/dance ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-57782||10-in.||12/16/1929||What makes me love you so||Eva Taylor||Female vocal solo, with piano and cornet||instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|Victor||BVE-57783||10-in.||12/16/1929||You don't understand||Eva Taylor||Female vocal solo, with piano and cornet||instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|Victor||BVE-64003||10-in.||7/28/1930||Baby won't you please come home||McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-68939||10-in.||3/27/1931||Sugar blues||Blanche Calloway and her Joy Boys ; William Massey ; Clarence E. Smith||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo||composer|
|Victor||ABRC-68940||10-in.||3/27/1931||Sugar blues||Fred Armstrong and his Syncopators ; William Massey||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-69786||10-in.||11/18/1931||I got what it takes (But it breaks my heart to give it away)||Blanche Calloway and her Joy Boys||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75423||10-in.||4/24/1933||Tomorrow night||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Clarence," accessed March 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691.
Williams, Clarence. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691.
"Williams, Clarence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 March 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Clarence Williams (musician)
Discogs: Clarence Williams
Allmusic: Clarence Williams
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Williams, Clarence, 1893-1965 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82078500
Wikidata: Clarence Williams (musician) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q162530
MusicBrainz: Clarence Williams - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/f772121b-4a6a-4f3a-bac3-8950ab489d4d
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