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 51-75 of 706 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1925-06-26-02] 10-in. 6/26/1925 Naughty lady Alberta Hunter Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 77577 10-in. 12/14/1917 You're some pretty doll Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 78182 10-in. 11/20/1918 You're some pretty doll Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 78362 10-in. 3/19/1919 Yama yama blues Jockers’ Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 78692 10-in. 9/24/1919 I ain't gonna give nobody none o' this jellyroll Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78919 10-in. 1/9/1920 Royal Garden blues Al B. White Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 79097 10-in. 4/2/1920 Royal Garden blues Morrison's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79628 10-in. 1/5/1921 Royal Garden blues Mary Stafford Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80157 10-in. 1/23/1922 Decatur Street blues Leona Williams Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80239 10-in. 3/13/1922 Achin' hearted blues Leona Williams Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80517 10-in. 8/10/1922 Sugar blues Leona Williams Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80557 10-in. 9/18/1922 If you don't believe I love you, look what a fool I've been Leona Williams Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Columbia 80723 10-in. 12/5/1922 My pillow and me Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80838 10-in. 2/7/1923 Last go round blues Irene Gibbons ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80862 10-in. 2/15/1923 'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80863 10-in. 2/15/1923 Down hearted blues Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80864 10-in. 2/16/1923 Gulf Coast blues Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia 80865 10-in. 2/16/1923 Keeps on a-rainin' Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80947 10-in. 4/10/1923 Sugar blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80952 10-in. 4/11/1923 Baby won't you please come home blues Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80953 10-in. 4/11/1923 Oh daddy blues Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano (takes 1-3); with clarinet, banjo, and piano (takes 4 and 5) instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80995 10-in. 4/28/1923 Mama's got the blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 80996 10-in. 4/28/1923 Outside of that Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 81019 10-in. 5/16/1923 Gulf Coast blues Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81034 10-in. 5/24/1923 Michigan water blues Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
(Results 51-75 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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