Julius Daniels

Julius Daniels (November 20, 1901 – October 18, 1947) was an American Piedmont blues musician. His song "99 Year Blues" appeared on the box set Anthology of American Folk Music and has been covered by Jim Kweskin, Chris Smither, Johnny Winter, Charlie Parr and Hot Tuna on their album Burgers.

Daniels was born in Denmark, South Carolina, United States. He lived in Pineville, North Carolina, from 1912 to 1930, when he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. He first recorded in 1927, joined first by guitarist Bubba Lee Torrence and later by Wilbert Andrews. Daniels is buried at the Silver Mount Church Cemetery near Fort Mill, South Carolina.

The Historic Society of Bamberg County held the first Julius Daniels Memorial Blues Festival at the Dane Theater in Denmark, South Carolina, on October 23, 2010. Performers included Drink Small, Beverly Watkins, The Meeting Street Sheiks and Hitman.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 20th, 1901 (Denmark), Died October 18th, 1947 (Charlotte)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, guitar, composer, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37931 10-in. 2/19/1927 My mamma was a sailor Julius Daniels ; Bubba Lee Torrence Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-37932 10-in. 2/19/1927 Ninety-nine year blues Julius Daniels Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37933 10-in. 2/19/1927 I'm goin' to tell God how you doin' Julius Daniels ; Bubba Lee Torrence Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-37934 10-in. 2/19/1927 Slippin' an' slidin' up the golden street Julius Daniels ; Bubba Lee Torrence Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-40347 10-in. 10/24/1927 Can't put the bridle on that mule this morning Julius Daniels Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-40348 10-in. 10/24/1927 Richmond blues Julius Daniels Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-40350 10-in. 10/24/1927 Crow Jane blues Julius Daniels Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Daniels, Julius," accessed February 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105644.

Daniels, Julius. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105644.

"Daniels, Julius." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105644

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