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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 51-75 of 237 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 73687 10-in. 10/6/1925 Living high (Sometimes) Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance sextet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, soprano saxophone  
OKeh 73694 10-in. 10/8/1925 Coal cart blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Instrumental sextet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh 73695 10-in. 10/8/1925 Santa Claus blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Instrumental sextet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh W81864 10-in. 11/25/1927 Yama Yama blues Clarence Williams’ Washboard Four Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W81865 10-in. 11/25/1927 (Norfolk) Church Street sobbin' blues Clarence Williams’ Washboard Four Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 38598 10-in. 9/11/1934 Limehouse blues-1, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38599 10-in. 9/11/1934 Shanghai shuffle-2, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38600 10-in. 9/11/1934 Big John special-3, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38601 10-in. 9/11/1934 Happy as the day is long-3, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38602 10-in. 9/12/1934 Tidal wave-1, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38603 10-in. 9/12/1934 Down South camp meeting-1, 2 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38604 10-in. 9/12/1934 Wrappin' it up-2, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38605 10-in. 9/12/1934 Memphis blues-3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38723 10-in. 9/25/1934 Wild party-1, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38724 10-in. 9/25/1934 Rug cutter's swing-1, 2, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38725 10-in. 9/25/1934 Hotter than 'ell-1, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 38728 10-in. 9/25/1934 Liza-1, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39217 10-in. 1/2/1935 It's unbelievable Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39218 10-in. 1/2/1935 Whisper sweet Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39219 10-in. 1/2/1935 Throwin' stones at the sun Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 39220 10-in. 1/2/1935 You fit into the picture Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61934 10-in. 4/13/1937 The swampland is calling me Willie "The Lion" Smith and his Cubs instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61935 10-in. 4/13/1937 More than that Willie "The Lion" Smith and his Cubs instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61936 10-in. 4/13/1937 I'm all out of breath Willie "The Lion" Smith and his Cubs instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 61937 10-in. 4/13/1937 I can see you all over the place Willie "The Lion" Smith and his Cubs instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 51-75 of 237 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bailey, Buster," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104696.

Bailey, Buster. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104696.

"Bailey, Buster." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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

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