Eva Taylor

Eva Taylor (January 22, 1895 — October 31, 1977) was an American blues singer and stage actress.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1896 (St. Louis), Died October 31st, 1977 (Mineola)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto, vocalist, songwriter

Notes: Sub-credited on some Edison disc labels as "Queen of the Moaners."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 126 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-57782 10-in. 12/16/1929 What makes me love you so Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with piano and cornet vocalist, contralto  
Victor BVE-57783 10-in. 12/16/1929 You don't understand Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with piano and cornet vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-06850 10-in. 4/8/1937 Top of the town Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band ; Eva Taylor Washboard band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-06852 10-in. 4/8/1937 More than that Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band ; Eva Taylor Washboard band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-06854 10-in. 4/8/1937 Wanted Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band ; Eva Taylor Washboard band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-071198 10-in. 10/22/1941 Uncle Sammy here I am Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance quartet vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-071199 10-in. 10/22/1941 Thriller blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 80723 10-in. 12/5/1922 My pillow and me Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 80724 10-in. 12/5/1922 That da-da strain Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 80838 10-in. 2/7/1923 Last go round blues Irene Gibbons ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W145652 10-in. 2/17/1928 Longing Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with violin, cello, and piano vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W145653 10-in. 2/17/1928 Let me forget Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with violin, cello, and piano vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W147012 10-in. 9/18/1928 I'm busy and you can't come in Clarence Williams' Jazz Band ; Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W147013 10-in. 9/18/1928 Jeannine (I dream of lilac time) Clarence Williams' Jazz Band ; Irene Gibbons Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W148762 10-in. 6/28/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W148763 10-in. 6/28/1929 Moanin' low Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W149072 10-in. 9/28/1929 What wouldn't I do for that man? Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W149073 10-in. 9/28/1929 Turn on the heat Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W149665 10-in. 12/3/1929 Zonky Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W149666 10-in. 12/3/1929 You've got to be modernistic Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W149701 10-in. 12/9/1929 My man is on the make Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W149702 10-in. 12/9/1929 When I am house-keeping for you Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W149919 10-in. 1/27/1930 Good for you—bad for me Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W150846 10-in. 9/30/1930 Loving you the way I do Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W150847 10-in. 9/30/1930 You're lucky to me Charleston Chasers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
(Results 1-25 of 126 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Taylor, Eva," accessed January 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105606.

Taylor, Eva. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105606.

"Taylor, Eva." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 January 2021.

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