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 201-225 of 706 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W151398 10-in. 3/6/1931 Royal Garden blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W151594 10-in. 6/10/1931 In the house blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151595 10-in. 6/10/1931 Long old road Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151596 10-in. 6/11/1931 Blue blue Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151597 10-in. 6/11/1931 Shipwreck blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151810 10-in. 9/25/1931 For sale (Hannah Johnson's jack ass) Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W151811 10-in. 9/25/1931 You dirty dog Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W151883 10-in. 11/20/1931 Need a little sugar in my bowl Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W151884 10-in. 11/20/1931 Safety mama Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W152308 10-in. 9/23/1932 Rhapsody in love Lillian Armstrong Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W152309 10-in. 9/23/1932 Virginia Lillian Armstrong ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W152310 10-in. 9/23/1932 Say it isn't so The Riffers Female vocal duet, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W152311 10-in. 9/23/1932 Rhapsody in love The Riffers Female vocal duet, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W152463 10-in. 8/7/1933 The shim sham shimmy dance Lowland Singers ; Williams' Jug Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter, instrumentalist, jug, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W152464 10-in. 8/7/1933 Organ grinder Williams' Jug Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, jug, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W152465 10-in. 8/7/1933 Chizzlin' Sam Williams' Jug Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal duet composer, instrumentalist, jug, leader  
Columbia W152466 10-in. 8/7/1933 High society Lowland Singers ; Williams' Jug Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, instrumentalist, jug, leader  
Columbia W152467 10-in. 8/7/1933 Mister, will you serenade? Williams' Jug Band Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter, instrumentalist, jug, leader  
Columbia W152468 10-in. 8/7/1933 You ain't too old Clarence Williams’ Jug Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia W152733 10-in. 5/9/1934 I can't dance, I got ants in my pants Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra ; Taft Jordan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-7724 10-in. Jan. 1921 Royal Garden blues Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7854 10-in. Apr. 1921 Play 'em for mama, sing 'em for me Five Jazz Bell Hops ; Daisy Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, composer  
OKeh 9028 10-in. Mar. 1925 Blue feelin' blues E. L. Coleman ; Clarence Williams Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-70210 10-in. Oct. 1921 If you don't believe I love you, look what a fool I've been Clarence Williams Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-70211 10-in. 10/11/1921 Roumania Johnnie's Jazz Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
(Results 201-225 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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