Andy Razaf

Andy Razaf (December 16, 1895 – February 3, 1973) was an African-American poet, composer and lyricist of such well-known songs as "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 16, 1895 (Washington, D.C.), Died February 3, 1973 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer, vocalist, ukulele

Notes: Also listed as "Crooning Andy and his Ukulele."

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Recordings (Results 201-225 of 448 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W146872 10-in. 8/21/1928 Guess who's in town James P. Johnson ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist  
Columbia W146873 10-in. 8/21/1928 My handy man James P. Johnson ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146874 10-in. 8/21/1928 Do what you did last night James P. Johnson ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist  
Columbia W146884 10-in. 8/23/1928 My baby sure knows how to love Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist  
Columbia W146898 10-in. 8/27/1928 Louisiana Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W146923 10-in. 8/28/1928 Mama's well has done gone dry Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia W146924 10-in. 8/28/1928 I ain't your hen, Mister Fly Rooster Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia W146926 10-in. 8/29/1928 Dusky stevedore Joe Herbert Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia 146932 10-in. 8/30/1928 Take your to-morrow (And give me to-day) Jim Andrews ; Arthur Ross and his Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146941 10-in. 9/4/1928 Take your tomorrow (And give me today) Roy Evans Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W146962 10-in. 9/7/1928 Dusky stevedore Joe Davis ; Playboys ; Thelma Terry Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147010 10-in. 9/17/1928 Explaining J. C. Johnson Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Columbia W147011 10-in. 9/17/1928 Good things come to those who wait J. C. Johnson Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Columbia 147059 10-in. 9/25/1928 Dusky stevedore Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with violin, alto saxophone, and piano lyricist  
Columbia W147773 10-in. 1/11/1929 If you really love your baby Viola McCoy Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano lyricist  
Columbia W147851 10-in. 1/17/1929 Tell me when Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia W147852 10-in. 1/17/1929 Empty house blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio lyricist, composer  
Columbia W148226 10-in. 4/10/1929 Black man blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia W148487 10-in. 5/8/1929 Kitchen man Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano songwriter  
Columbia W148544 10-in. 5/16/1929 S'posin' Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148600 10-in. 5/20/1929 S'posin' The Georgians [Paul Specht Orchestra] ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148679 10-in. 6/10/1929 The world's greatest sweetheart is you Irving Kaufman ; Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148686 10-in. 6/11/1929 S'posin' Ford and Glenn Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia [W]148721 10-in. 6/20/1929 S'posin' Jack Carney ; Tom Clines and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148762 10-in. 6/28/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 201-225 of 448 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Razaf, Andy," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105535.

Razaf, Andy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105535.

"Razaf, Andy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105535

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