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Lovie Austin

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 19th, 1887 (Chattanooga), Died Chicago

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, leader, piano

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. Mar. 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 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  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Austin, Lovie," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104856.

Austin, Lovie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104856.

"Austin, Lovie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104856

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