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Edith Wilson

Edith Wilson (née Goodall; September 2, 1896 – March 31, 1981) was a blues singer, vaudeville performer, and actress from Louisville, Kentucky, US. An African-American who performed and recorded in the classic female blues style in the 1920s, Wilson worked in vaudeville and stage productions, first in Louisville and later throughout the US and abroad. From the 1930s onward, she acted in radio plays and television, and from 1948 to 1966 represented the Aunt Jemima brand for Quaker Oats in personal appearances and on television. She remained an active performer until 1980.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 2, 1896 (Louisville), Died March 30, 1981 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, leader, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-63371 10-in. 10/6/1930 My handy man ain't handy no more Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-63372 10-in. 10/6/1930 I'll get even with you Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-63645 10-in. 9/11/1930 Loving you the way I do Mileage Makers ; Bubber Miley ; Edith Wilson Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-63646 10-in. 9/11/1930 The penalty of love Mileage Makers ; Bubber Miley ; Edith Wilson Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia 79983 10-in. 9/12/1921 Nervous blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 79989 10-in. 9/15/1921 Vampin' Liza Jane Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 79993 10-in. 9/23/1921 Old time blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80014 10-in. 9/29/1921 Frankie Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80111 10-in. 12/21/1921 I don't want nobody blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80112 10-in. 12/21/1921 The West Texas blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80150 10-in. 1/20/1922 Wicked blues Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Columbia 80151 10-in. 1/20/1922 Birmingham blues Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Columbia 80304 10-in. 4/11/1922 That thing called love Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Columbia 80305 10-in. 4/11/1922 Stingaree blues Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Columbia 80356 10-in. 5/19/1922 Mammy, I'm thinking of you Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80357 10-in. 5/19/1922 Take it 'cause it's all yours Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80382 10-in. 6/9/1922 He may be your man (but he comes to see me sometimes) Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80383 10-in. 6/9/1922 Rules and regulations "signed Razor Jim" Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80449 10-in. 7/13/1922 Lonesome mama blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80450 10-in. 7/13/1922 What do you care (what I do) Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80554 10-in. 9/18/1922 Evil blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80555 10-in. 9/18/1922 Pensacola blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80683 10-in. 11/22/1922 Dixie blues Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80684 10-in. 11/22/1922 He used to be your man but he's my man now Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 80735 10-in. 12/16/1922 Memphis, Tennessee Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilson, Edith," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105534.

Wilson, Edith. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105534.

"Wilson, Edith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105534

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