Cora "Lovie" Austin (September 19, 1887 – July 8, 1972) was an American Chicago bandleader, session musician, composer, singer, and arranger during the 1920s classic blues era. She and Lil Hardin Armstrong are often ranked as two of the best female jazz blues piano players of the period.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 19, 1887 (Chattanooga), Died July 10, 1972 (Chicago)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, leader, piano
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-27976||10-in.||5/25/1923||Down-hearted blues||Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||B-28056||10-in.||6/7/1923||Down-hearted blues||Tennessee Ten||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||B-28197||10-in.||7/17/1923||Bleeding hearted blues||James P. Johnson||Piano solo||composer|
|Columbia||80863||10-in.||2/15/1923||Down hearted blues||Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer|
|Columbia||80991||10-in.||4/26/1923||Chirping the blues||Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer|
|Columbia||81075||10-in.||6/14/1923||Bleeding hearted blues||Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||81283||10-in.||10/16/1923||Any woman's blues||Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||81366||10-in.||11/21/1923||Chicago bound blues||Edna Hicks||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||81391||10-in.||12/4/1923||Chicago bound blues||Bessie Smith||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W142540||10-in.||8/19/1926||Downhearted blues||Virgina Childs||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar||composer|
|Columbia||W143042||10-in.||11/3/1926||Down hearted blues||Daisy Douglas||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar||composer|
|Columbia||W143870||10-in.||4/2/1927||Down-hearted blues||Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett||Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||composer|
|OKeh||9749||10-in.||6/18/1926||I can't do that||Lovie Austin ; Butterbeans & Susie||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||9899||10-in.||11/17/1926||I wish I had somebody||Hattie McDaniels||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader|
|OKeh||9900||10-in.||11/17/1926||Boo hoo blues||Hattie McDaniels||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader|
|OKeh||9901||Not documented||11/17/1926||[Unknown title(s)]||Hattie McDaniels||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader|
|OKeh||9902||Not documented||11/17/1926||[Unknown title(s)]||Hattie McDaniels||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader|
|OKeh||S-71162||10-in.||Jan. 1923||Down hearted blues||Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|OKeh||S-71372||10-in.||March 1923||Down hearted blues||Handy's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||S-71562||10-in.||May 1923||Chirpin' the blues||Lucille Bogan||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-71594||10-in.||June 1923||Bleeding hearted blues||Alice Carter||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||73786||10-in.||11/26/1925||Vampire Brown||Russell Lee ; Daisy Wright||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|OKeh||74071||10-in.||3/25/1926||Not today, sweet mama||Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Sr.||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W81001||10-in.||6/10/1927||Down hearted blues||Eddie Lang ; Boyd Senter||Clarinet solo, with guitar and piano||composer|
|Brunswick||10877-10879||10-in.||6/18/1923||Down-hearted blues||Edna Hicks||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Austin, Lovie," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104856.
Austin, Lovie. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104856.
"Austin, Lovie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.
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