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 151-175 of 706 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W147012 10-in. 9/18/1928 I'm busy and you can't come in Clarence Williams' Jazz Band ; Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, composer  
Columbia W147399 10-in. 12/7/1928 Do it, baby Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia W147400 10-in. 12/7/1928 My kitchen man Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W147726 10-in. 12/21/1928 If you like me like I like you Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W147928 10-in. 2/5/1929 Have you ever felt that way Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148104 10-in. 3/19/1929 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia W148105 10-in. 3/19/1929 Mountain City blues Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148485 10-in. 5/8/1929 I'm wild about that thing Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148486 10-in. 5/8/1929 You've got to give me some Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148487 10-in. 5/8/1929 Kitchen man Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148533 10-in. 5/15/1929 I got what it takes (But it breaks my heart to give it away) Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quintet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148534 10-in. 5/15/1929 Nobody knows you when you're down and out Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148627 10-in. 5/25/1929 Down on Pennsylvania Avenue Bertha Idaho Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148628 10-in. 5/25/1929 Move it on out of here Bertha Idaho Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148638 10-in. 5/28/1929 In our cottage of love Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W148639 10-in. 5/28/1929 Them things got me Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader, songwriter  
Columbia W148744 10-in. 6/21/1929 Whoop it up Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148745 10-in. 6/21/1929 I'm not worrying Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, leader  
Columbia W148854 10-in. 7/25/1929 Take it right back ('Cause I don't want it here) Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148855 10-in. 7/25/1929 What makes me love you so? Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W148940 10-in. 8/26/1929 A pane in the glass Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia W148941 10-in. 8/26/1929 Freeze out Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W149056 10-in. 9/26/1929 Nervous breakdown Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia W149057 10-in. 9/26/1929 Railroad rhythm Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W149136 10-in. 10/11/1929 You don't understand James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
(Results 151-175 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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