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Will Shade

William Shade Jr. (February 5, 1898 – September 18, 1966), known as Will Shade, was a Memphis blues musician, best known for his leadership of the Memphis Jug Band. He was commonly called Son Brimmer, a nickname from his grandmother Annie Brimmer (son is short for grandson). The name apparently stuck when other members of the band noticed that the sun bothered him and he used the brim of a hat to shade his eyes.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 5th, 1898 (Memphis), Died September 18th, 1966 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, harmonica, songwriter, vocalist, composer, session supervisor, director, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 90 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37941 10-in. 2/24/1927 Sun brimmers Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter, harmonica  
Victor BVE-37942 10-in. 2/24/1927 Stingy woman Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter, harmonica  
Victor BVE-37943 10-in. 2/24/1927 Memphis jug Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica, composer  
Victor BVE-37944 10-in. 2/24/1927 Newport news blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, harmonica  
Victor BVE-37947 10-in. 2/25/1927 Hurry down sunshine, see what tomorrow brings Sister Morgan Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37958 10-in. 2/26/1927 Dig a hole blues Sister Morgan Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-37963 10-in. 2/28/1927 I raised my window and looked at the risin' sun Ollie Rupert Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars and jew's harp instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-37964 10-in. 2/28/1927 Ain't goin' to be your low down dog Ollie Rupert Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars and jew's harp instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-38657 10-in. 6/9/1927 Sometimes I think I love you Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-38658 10-in. 6/9/1927 Sunshine blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-38659 10-in. 6/9/1927 Memphis boy Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-38660 10-in. 6/9/1927 I'm looking for the bully of the town Memphis Jug Band Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-40312 10-in. 10/19/1927 I packed my suitcase, started to the train Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BVE-40313 10-in. 10/19/1927 State of Tennessee blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BVE-40314 10-in. 10/19/1927 Bob Lee Junior blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-40315 10-in. 10/19/1927 Kansas City blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-40320 10-in. 10/20/1927 Beale Street mess around Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-40321 10-in. 10/20/1927 I'll see you in the spring, when the birds begin to sing Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-41817 10-in. 2/1/1928 Snitchin' gambler blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-41818 10-in. 2/1/1928 Evergreen money blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-41888 10-in. 2/13/1928 Coal oil blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-41889 10-in. 2/13/1928 Papa Long blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-41890 10-in. 2/13/1928 Peaches in the springtime Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer, vocalist  
Victor BVE-41891 10-in. 2/13/1928 She stays out all night long Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-47008 10-in. 9/13/1928 Lindberg hop Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 90 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shade, Will," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105591.

Shade, Will. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105591.

"Shade, Will." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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