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 76-100 of 706 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81078 10-in. 6/14/1923 Lady-luck blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81079 10-in. 6/14/1923 Yodeling blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 81092 10-in. 6/21/1923 If you don't I know who will Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81095 10-in. 6/22/1923 Nobody in town can bake a sweet jelly roll like mine Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81153 10-in. 7/27/1923 All night blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81222 10-in. 9/18/1923 Kansas City man blues Stanley Miller ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81226 10-in. 9/21/1923 Jailhouse blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81253 10-in. 10/2/1923 Uncle Sam blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81436 10-in. 12/21/1923 West Indies blues Piron's New Orleans Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 81508 10-in. 1/29/1924 Good looking papa blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 81509 10-in. 1/29/1924 You don't know my mind Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone and piano composer  
Columbia 81695 10-in. 4/17/1924 West Indies blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and ukulele songwriter  
Columbia 81803 10-in. 6/3/1924 Black Star Line George Gray ; Roscoe Wickham Male vocal duet, with ukulele songwriter  
Columbia 81840 10-in. 6/24/1924 Squabblin' blues The Four Spades Jazz/dance instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Columbia 81841 10-in. 6/24/1924 Making up blues Four Spades, The Jazz/dance instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia 81932 10-in. 8/19/1924 Texas moaner blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tenor saxophone and piano composer  
Columbia 48602 12-in. 2/14/1916 Brown skin Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band composer  
Columbia W140495 10-in. 4/4/1925 Papa, de-da-da St. Louis Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W140585 10-in. 5/5/1925 Cake walking babies Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W140857 10-in. 8/19/1925 Nobody's blues but mine Bessie Smith and her Band Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, banjo, and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W140997 10-in. 9/25/1925 Squeeze me Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W141275 10-in. 11/17/1925 I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141276 10-in. 11/17/1925 New Gulf Coast blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W141277 10-in. 11/17/1925 Florida bound blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141368 10-in. 12/9/1925 Papa de-da-da Ed Smalle Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
(Results 76-100 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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