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 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 (Results 226-250 of 706 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-70239 10-in. 10/11/1921 The dance they call the Georgia hunch Clarence Williams Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, songwriter  
OKeh S-70240 10-in. 10/11/1921 Pullman porter blues Clarence Williams Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh S-70352 10-in. Dec. 1921 Brown skin (Who you for) Daisy Martin ; Tampa Blue Jazz Band ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, songwriter  
OKeh S-70353 10-in. Dec. 1921 If you don't want me (please don't dog me 'round) Daisy Martin ; Tampa Blue Jazz Band Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-70468 10-in. Feb. 1922 The Decatur Street blues Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70934 Not documented Oct. 1922 [Unknown title(s)] Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-70935 10-in. Oct. 1922 Sugar blues Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-70990 10-in. Nov. 1922 Achin' hearted blues Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
OKeh S-71056 10-in. 11/25/1922 I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71057 10-in. 11/25/1922 Baby, won't you please come home Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
OKeh S-71079 10-in. Dec. 1922 I ain't gonna give nobody none o' this jelly roll Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71105 10-in. Dec. 1922 Mama's got the blues Sara Martin ; Thomas Waller Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71162 10-in. Jan. 1923 Down hearted blues Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71163 10-in. Jan. 1923 You missed a good woman when you picked all over me Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-71242 10-in. Feb. 1923 You can have my man (if he comes to see you too) Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71243 10-in. Feb. 1923 I'm going away just to wear you off my mind Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71260 10-in. Feb. 1923 12th Street rag Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71261 10-in. Feb. 1923 My pillow and me Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
OKeh S-71318 10-in. Feb. 1923 Sugar blues Frank E. Banta ; Harry Reser Banjo solo, with piano composer  
OKeh S-71329 10-in. March 1923 I'm through with you (As I can be) Esther Bigeou ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71330 10-in. March 1923 Beale Street mama Esther Bigeou ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71341 10-in. March 1923 Outside of that, he's all right with me Esther Bigeou Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
OKeh S-71342 10-in. March 1923 The Gulf Coast blues Esther Bigeou Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-71373 10-in. March 1923 Mama's got the blues Handy's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71390 10-in. Apr. 1923 Keeps on a-rainin' Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 226-250 of 706 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Clarence," accessed July 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691.

Williams, Clarence. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691.

"Williams, Clarence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 July 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691

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