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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 5, 1898 (Memphis), Died September 18, 1966 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1930

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

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Recordings (Results 76-90 of 90 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62549 10-in. 5/30/1930 Ninety pound mama Sleepy John Estes ; Yank Rachell Male vocal duet, with guitar, mandolin, and piano session supervisor  
Victor BVE-62550 10-in. 5/30/1930 Sweet mama Sleepy John Estes ; Yank Rachell Male vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and piano session supervisor  
Victor BVE-62551 10-in. 5/30/1930 Cash money blues Kaiser Clifton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62552 10-in. 5/30/1930 Fort Worth and Denver blues Kaiser Clifton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62553 10-in. 5/30/1930 She'll be back someday Kaiser Clifton Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62554 10-in. 5/30/1930 Teach me right from wrong Kaiser Clifton Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62581 10-in. 6/5/1930 Spider's nest blues Carolina Peanut Boys Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62582 10-in. 6/5/1930 Papa's got your bath water on Memphis Jug Band Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-62583 10-in. 6/5/1930 Going back to Memphis Memphis Jug Band ; Charlie Bozo Nickerson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and male vocal chorus instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-62990 10-in. 11/21/1930 He's in the jail house now Memphis Sheiks Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, director  
Victor BVE-64731 10-in. 11/26/1930 Got a letter from my darlin' Carolina Peanut Boys Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with talk instrumentalist, harmonica, composer, lyricist, director  
Victor BVE-64732 10-in. 11/26/1930 Round and round Memphis Sheiks Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-64733 10-in. 11/26/1930 This will bring you back Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-64740 10-in. 11/28/1930 Move that thing Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with talk instrumentalist, harmonica, songwriter  
Victor BVE-64741 10-in. 11/28/1930 You got me rollin' Carolina Peanut Boys Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with talk instrumentalist, harmonica, composer, director  
(Results 76-90 of 90 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shade, Will," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105591.

Shade, Will. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105591.

"Shade, Will." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105591

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