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 176-200 of 706 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W149569 10-in. 12/6/1929 Sugar blues Dallas String Band ; Coley Jones String band, with male vocal duet composer  
Columbia W149638 10-in. 1/3/1930 For my baby The Seven Gallon Jug Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, jug  
Columbia W149639 10-in. 1/3/1930 What makes me love you so? The Seven Gallon Jug Band Jazz/dance band songwriter, instrumentalist, jug, vocalist  
Columbia W149665 10-in. 12/3/1929 Zonky Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W149666 10-in. 12/3/1929 You've got to be modernistic Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W149690 10-in. 12/6/1929 Wipe 'em off The Seven Gallon Jug Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo(s) vocalist, instrumentalist, jug, songwriter  
Columbia W149691 10-in. 12/6/1929 What if I do The Seven Gallon Jug Band Instrumental ensemble songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W149951 10-in. 1/31/1930 How could I be blue? Jimmie Johnson ; Clarence Williams Piano duet, with dialogue instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
Columbia W149952 10-in. 1/31/1930 I've found a new baby Jimmie Johnson ; Clarence Williams Piano duet, with dialogue instrumentalist, piano, speaker  
Columbia [W]149981 10-in. 2/13/1930 Wipe 'em off Margaret Webster Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental ensemble songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia [W]149982 10-in. 2/13/1930 How can I get it (When you keep on snatchin' it back) Margaret Webster Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia [W]149983 10-in. 2/13/1930 What if we do? Katherine Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental ensemble songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia [W]149984 10-in. 2/13/1930 Keep it to yourself Katherine Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W150131 10-in. 3/27/1930 Keep it to yourself Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150132 10-in. 3/27/1930 New Orleans hop scop blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia [W]150379 10-in. 5/1/1930 I'm havin' my fun Alex Hill ; The Hokum Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]150381 10-in. 5/1/1930 He wouldn't stop doing it Alex Hill ; The Hokum Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia [W]150382 10-in. 5/1/1930 You're bound to look like a monkey when you get old Alex Hill ; The Hokum Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia W150458 10-in. 4/12/1930 See if I'll care Charlie Green ; Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150459 10-in. 4/12/1930 Baby, have pity on me Charlie Green ; Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150612 10-in. 6/25/1930 If I could be with you (One hour to-night) Lazy Levee Loungers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia W150613 10-in. 6/25/1930 Shout, sister, shout! Lazy Levee Loungers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter, leader  
Columbia W150659 10-in. 7/23/1930 High society blues Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia W150660 10-in. 7/23/1930 Lazy levee loungers Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W151238 10-in. 1/22/1931 Sugar blues Clyde McCoy Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 176-200 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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