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Buster Bailey

William C. "Buster" Bailey (July 19, 1902 – April 12, 1967) was a jazz clarinetist.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 19th, 1902 (Memphis), Died April 12th, 1967 (Brooklyn)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone, saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, vocalist

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 237 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-071902 10-in. 2/11/1942 No blues at all John Kirby Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-071903 10-in. 2/11/1942 St. Louis blues John Kirby Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 140165 10-in. 12/5/1924 Dying gambler's blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 140166 10-in. 12/5/1924 Woman's trouble blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 140167 10-in. 12/5/1924 Love me daddy blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 140170 10-in. 12/12/1924 Sing Sing Prison blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
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 instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W140586 10-in. 5/6/1925 The Yellow Dog blues Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W140604 10-in. 5/15/1925 Careless love blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W140605 10-in. 5/15/1925 He's gone blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W140606 10-in. 5/15/1925 Nashville woman's blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W140607 10-in. 5/15/1925 Dixie Flyer blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W141819 10-in. 3/18/1926 Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W141820 10-in. 3/18/1926 The gin house blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W142876 10-in. 10/26/1926 One and two blues Blue Boys [Bessie Smith ensemble] ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, cornet, and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W142877 10-in. 10/26/1926 It's just that feeling for home Blue Boys [Bessie Smith ensemble] ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, cornet, and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W142878 10-in. 10/26/1926 Young woman's blues Blue Boys [Bessie Smith ensemble] ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, cornet, and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W143567 10-in. 3/2/1927 After you've gone Bessie Smith and her Band Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W143569 10-in. 3/2/1927 Muddy water Bessie Smith and her Band Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental sextet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W143570 10-in. 3/2/1927 There'll be a hot time in the old town to-night Blue Boys [Bessie Smith ensemble] ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh S-72958 10-in. 11/6/1924 Of all the wrongs you done to me Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance quintet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
OKeh S-72959 10-in. 11/6/1924 Everybody loves my baby (But my baby don't love nobody but me) Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance quintet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh S-73204 10-in. 3/4/1925 Cast away Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh S-73205 10-in. 3/4/1925 Papa de-da-da Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance ensemble, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh 73686 10-in. 10/6/1925 Just wait 'til you see my baby do the Charleston Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance sextet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 237 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bailey, Buster," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104696.

Bailey, Buster. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104696.

"Bailey, Buster." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104696

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