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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 126-150 of 706 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W143613 10-in. 3/10/1927 Cushion foot stomp Dixie Washboard Band ; Shufflin' Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W144103 10-in. 5/6/1927 Take your black bottom outside Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W144546 10-in. 8/18/1927 I'm goin' back to Bottomland Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia W144547 10-in. 8/18/1927 You'll long for me (When the cold winds blow) Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia W144548 10-in. 8/19/1927 When I march in April with May Clarence Williams Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144549 10-in. 8/19/1927 Shootin' the pistol Clarence Williams Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W144955 10-in. 11/4/1927 Hop off Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W145521 10-in. 1/12/1928 Dreaming the hours away Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W145522 10-in. 1/12/1928 Close fit blues Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia W145652 10-in. 2/17/1928 Longing Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145653 10-in. 2/17/1928 Let me forget Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W145992 10-in. 4/10/1928 Sweet Emmalina Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W145993 10-in. 4/10/1928 Any time Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia W146054 10-in. 4/13/1928 Chocolate to the bone Barbecue Bob Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146365 10-in. 5/29/1928 Red River blues Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia W146366 10-in. 5/29/1928 I need you Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Columbia W146430 10-in. 6/12/1928 You're such a cruel papa to me Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146431 10-in. 6/12/1928 My dif'rent kind of man Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146761 10-in. 7/20/1928 My woman done me wrong (As far as I am concerned) James P. Johnson ; Clarence Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146762 10-in. 7/20/1928 Farm hand papa James P. Johnson ; Clarence Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146825 10-in. 8/1/1928 The keyboard express Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W146826 10-in. 8/1/1928 Walk that broad Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W146881 10-in. 8/23/1928 West End blues Ethel Waters ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W146882 10-in. 8/23/1928 Organ grinder blues Ethel Waters ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W146883 10-in. 8/23/1928 Get up off your knees Ethel Waters ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
(Results 126-150 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.