Charles E. Mack

Charles Sellers (November 22, 1888, in White Cloud, Kansas – January 11, 1934) was an American minstrel show performer who worked in blackface under the stage name Charles Mack. He worked with John Swor and later George Moran as the Two Black Crows.

He married Marian Robinson. They divorced in 1931. He later married Myrtle Buckley on July 24, 1932, in San Diego, California.

He died on January 11, 1934, in Mesa, Arizona, in a car accident. He was driving when a tire blew out and the car overturned several times. His wife was injured but survived. Also in the car were his daughter, Mary Jane Mack, George Moran and Mack Sennett. The funeral arrangements were made by W. C. Fields and William S. Hart. Hart gave the eulogy and Noah Beery sang. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. His estate was valued at $50,000 (approximately $1,094,000 today).

Birth and Death Data: Born November 22, 1888 (White Cloud), Died January 11, 1934 (Mesa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author, vocalist

Notes: Half of the Moran and Mack team.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1926-12-27-03] 10-in. 12/27/1926 Darktown poker club Charles E. Mack Comic monologue, with piano speaker  
Victor [Trial 1926-12-27-04] 10-in. 12/27/1926 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W143602 10-in. 3/14/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W143603 10-in. 3/14/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W144198 10-in. 5/23/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano author, speaker  
Columbia W144199 10-in. 5/23/1927 Two black crows, part 4 Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker  
Columbia W144273 10-in. 6/14/1927 Our child Charles E. Mack Comic monologue, with piano speaker  
Columbia W144467 10-in. 7/18/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W144975 10-in. 11/14/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W144976 10-in. 11/14/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W145235 10-in. 11/25/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W145396 10-in. 12/23/1927 Two black crows Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W145828 10-in. 3/22/1928 Two black crows Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Columbia W146958 10-in. 9/6/1928 Two black crows in the jail house Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W146970 10-in. 9/7/1928 Two black crows in the jail house Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia W147458 10-in. 11/14/1928 Two black crows in Hades Moran and Mack Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia W147459 10-in. 11/14/1928 Two black crows in Hades Moran and Mack Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia W147825 10-in. 1/23/1929 Two black crows à la carte, part 1 Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia W147826 10-in. 1/23/1929 Two black crows à la carte, part 2 Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia W147827 10-in. 1/23/1929 Esau Buck Moran and Mack Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia W148572 10-in. 5/31/1929 [Unknown title(s)] Moran and Mack Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia W148573 10-in. 6/4/1929 Foolishments Moran and Mack Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia W148574 10-in. 6/4/1929 The two black crows at the party Moran and Mack Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia W148575 10-in. 6/4/1929 Esau Buck Moran and Mack Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia W98411 12-in. 11/25/1927 Our child Charles E. Mack ; Luckey Roberts Monologue, with piano and baby cries speaker  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mack, Charles E.," accessed March 5, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105754.

Mack, Charles E.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 5, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105754.

"Mack, Charles E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 5 March 2024.

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