Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams (October 6, 1898 or October 8, 1893 – November 6, 1965) was an American jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer, and publisher.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 8th, 1893 (Acadiana), Died November 6th, 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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 700 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 instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-48355 10-in. 2/12/1929 Too low Clarence Williams Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-51230 10-in. 4/16/1929 I'm not worrying Clarence Williams Band Jazz/dance band composer, director  
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 composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57783 10-in. 12/16/1929 You don't understand Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with piano and cornet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 700 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Clarence," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691.

Williams, Clarence. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691.

"Williams, Clarence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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