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 26-50 of 708 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-87865||10-in.||2/2/1935||Baby, won't you please come home||Gunter Hotel Orchestra ; Sibyl Hopkins ; Mack Rogers||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-89820||10-in.||5/8/1935||Jerry the Junker||Willie Bryant Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-92905||10-in.||8/1/1935||Baby, won't you please come home||Bill Staffon Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-92916||10-in.||8/2/1935||Sugar blues||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-94135||10-in.||8/26/1935||I can't dance (I got ants in my pants)||Bernard Addison and his Rhythm ; Jasper Thomas ; Kirby Walker||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-99950||10-in.||4/3/1936||Royal Garden blues||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-02605||10-in.||10/15/1936||You gonna look like a monkey when you get old||Robert Hill||Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and harmonica||composer|
|Victor||BS-06852||10-in.||4/8/1937||More than that||Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band ; Eva Taylor||Washboard band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBS-09682||10-in.||9/5/1937||Baby, won't you please come home||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-030450||10-in.||12/19/1938||Royal Garden blues||Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-030452||10-in.||12/19/1938||Ain't gonna give nobody none of my jelly-roll||Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-031983||10-in.||2/2/1939||Sugar blues||Tennessee Ramblers||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-036964||10-in.||5/18/1939||Baby, won't you please come home||Don Redman Orchestra ; Quentin Jackson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-037729||10-in.||6/19/1939||Royal Garden blues||Wingy Manone Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-041457||10-in.||9/14/1939||High society||Jelly Roll Morton ; New Orleans Jazzmen||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-041528||10-in.||8/10/1939||(When you) Squeeze me||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-044660||10-in.||1/23/1940||Baby, won't you please come home||Candy Candido ; Ted Fiorito Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||PBS-055177||10-in.||12/2/1940||I'm falling for you||Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-057085||10-in.||11/6/1940||Tain't nobody's biz-nezz if I do||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-058778||10-in.||1/8/1941||Baby, won't you please come home||Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-063826||10-in.||4/28/1941||I ain't gonna give nobody none o' this jellyroll||Sidney Bechet ; New Orleans Feetwarmers||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-067794||10-in.||9/13/1941||Texas moaner||New Orleans Feetwarmers||Jazz/dance sextet||composer|
|Victor||BS-071198||10-in.||10/22/1941||Uncle Sammy here I am||Clarence Williams’ Blue Five||Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance quartet||vocalist, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-071199||10-in.||10/22/1941||Thriller blues||Clarence Williams’ Blue Five||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet||instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer|
|Victor||D6VB-2131||10-in.||9/3/1946||Royal garden blues||Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Duke Ellington||Jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Clarence," accessed June 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691.
Williams, Clarence. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103691.
"Williams, Clarence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 June 2023.
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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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