Porter Grainger

Porter Grainger (October 22, 1891 − c. 1955; fl New York) was an African-American pianist, songwriter, playwright, and music publisher.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 22, 1891, Died 1955

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, arranger, kazoo, leader, organ, speaker, author

Notes: Sometimes billed as "The Singin' Piano Man." Appears as "Harold Gray" on some disc labels and in the Columbia Master book.

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

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27894 10-in. 5/9/1923 'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-27895 10-in. 5/9/1923 Triflin' blues Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Victor B-28219 10-in. 6/26/1923 'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do Tennessee Ten Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28398 10-in. 8/22/1923 Tain't no tellin' what the blues will make you do Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28399 10-in. 8/22/1923 Wish I had you (And I'm gonna get you blues) Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29190 10-in. 1/8/1924 Do doodle oom Armand J. Piron ; Piron's New Orleans Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-37527 10-in. 1/10/1927 Make me love you Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Evelyn Preer Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BVE-48100 10-in. 10/30/1928 Santa Claus, bring my man back to me Hot Five [Ellington ensemble] ; Ozie Ware Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-48101 10-in. 10/30/1928 I done caught you blues Hot Five [Ellington ensemble] ; Ozie Ware Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MVE-50603 16-in. 4/9/1929 Jailhouse blues Mamie Smith Motion picture soundtrack : Female vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-50926 10-in. 3/11/1929 Song from a cotton field Willard Robison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor MVE-51707 16-in. 4/12/1929 Old man trouble Jules Bledsoe Motion picture soundtrack : Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-58676 10-in. 2/27/1930 The man I got ain't the man I want Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-58677 10-in. 2/27/1930 Yellow dog gal blues Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-58678 10-in. 2/27/1930 Easy ridin' papa Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-58679 10-in. 2/27/1930 Done throwed the key away Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-59735 10-in. 4/3/1930 When they get lovin' they's gone Billie Young Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-59736 10-in. 4/3/1930 You done played out blues Billie Young Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-62291 10-in. 6/26/1930 Gotta have what it takes Harold Grey [i.e., Porter Grainger] ; Victoria Spivey Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62292 10-in. 6/26/1930 Gotta have what it takes Harold Grey [i.e., Porter Grainger] ; Victoria Spivey Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62293 10-in. 6/26/1930 Baulin' water blues Harold Grey [i.e., Porter Grainger] ; Victoria Spivey Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62294 10-in. 6/26/1930 Baulin' water blues Harold Grey [i.e., Porter Grainger] ; Victoria Spivey Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-62345 10-in. 7/15/1930 Patrol wagon blues Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-63372 10-in. 10/6/1930 I'll get even with you Edith Wilson Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BRC-68267 10-in. 7/9/1931 Boola boo Jake Fenderson ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor ABRC-68268 10-in. 7/9/1931 Boola boo Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-98196 10-in. 12/4/1935 Fat and greasy Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-041553 10-in. 8/15/1939 Down in my soul Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-048776 10-in. 4/11/1940 Fat and greasy Fats Waller and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with jazz.band sextet songwriter  
Victor BS-057085 10-in. 11/6/1940 Tain't nobody's biz-nezz if I do Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-Test-407 10-in. 1/3/1929 Dese men don't mean you no good, part 1 Ozie Ware Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-Test-408 10-in. 1/3/1929 Dese men don't mean you no good, part 2 Ozie Ware Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80487 10-in. 8/2/1922 Cradle song Percy Grainger Piano solo arranger  
Columbia 80679 10-in. 11/18/1922 'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do Brownskin Syncopators ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, composer  
Columbia 80778 10-in. 1/10/1923 Bring it with you when you come Leona Williams Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Columbia 80862 10-in. 2/15/1923 'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia 80912 10-in. 3/27/1923 Laughin' cryin' blues Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80913 10-in. 3/27/1923 Strut long papa Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80990 10-in. 4/26/1923 Triflin' blues Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia 80991 10-in. 4/26/1923 Chirping the blues Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81033 10-in. 5/24/1923 Tired o' waitin' blues Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia 81034 10-in. 5/24/1923 Michigan water blues Amanda Brown ; Porter Grainger Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81212 10-in. 9/13/1923 Do doodle oom Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81278 10-in. 10/11/1923 Save your man and satisfy your soul Porter Grainger ; Edna Hicks Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia 81293 10-in. 10/25/1923 Wish I had you (and I'm gonna get you blues) Bessie Brown ; Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano lyricist  
Columbia 81392 10-in. 12/4/1923 Mistreatin' daddy Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano songwriter  
Columbia 81495 10-in. 1/18/1924 I'm gonna tear your playhouse down Clara Smith Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, kazoo  
Columbia 81496 10-in. 1/18/1924 I don't love nobody (So I don't have no blues) Clara Smith Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter, instrumentalist, kazoo  
Columbia 81512 10-in. 1/31/1924 My doggone lazy man Clara Smith Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, kazoo  
Columbia 81722 10-in. 4/23/1924 Don't advertise your man Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with ukulele and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81723 10-in. 4/23/1924 Mama's gone, goodbye Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with ukulele and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81788 10-in. 5/21/1924 Ground hog blues Tennessee Tooters Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81789 10-in. 5/21/1924 Chattanooga Tennessee Tooters Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81802 10-in. 6/3/1924 My Jamaica George Gray ; Roscoe Wickham Male vocal duet, with ukulele lyricist  
Columbia 81848 10-in. 6/27/1924 If you hit my dog I'll kick your cat Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 81854 10-in. 6/30/1924 Hard headed gal George W. Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 140064 10-in. 9/30/1924 Freight train blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140076 10-in. 9/30/1924 Done sold my soul to the devil (and my heart's done turned to stone) Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Columbia 140108 10-in. 10/15/1924 Death letter blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140109 10-in. 10/15/1924 Prescription for the blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia 140170 10-in. 12/12/1924 Sing Sing Prison blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano songwriter  
Columbia 140181 10-in. 12/16/1924 Steel drivin' Sam Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, alto saxophone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140182 10-in. 12/16/1924 He's mine, all mine Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, alto saxophone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140230 10-in. 1/8/1925 If you only knowed Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with violin and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia 140231 10-in. 1/8/1925 You better keep the home fires burning (cause your mamma's getting cold) Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140396 10-in. 2/26/1925 Will you love me while you're gone? Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with clarinet and piano songwriter  
Columbia W140415 10-in. 3/6/1925 It's gonna be a cold, cold winter "Doc" Straine ; Edith Wilson Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia W140773 10-in. 7/17/1925 Junk bucket blues Get Happy Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140774 10-in. 7/17/1925 Harlem's Araby Get Happy Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140945 10-in. 9/16/1925 I'm tired of bein' good Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Columbia W140946 10-in. 9/16/1925 'Tain't nobody's fault but yours Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141020 10-in. 9/21/1925 Let go my hand Cole Jazz Orchestra ; Sam Manning Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W141024 10-in. 9/21/1925 Puddin' papa Get Happy Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141025 10-in. 9/21/1925 On the puppy's tail Get Happy Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141257 10-in. 11/10/1925 The Market Street blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141258 10-in. 11/10/1925 It takes the Lawd (To tell what's on my mind) Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with saxophone and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W141259 10-in. 11/10/1925 Caught you triflin' blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141315 10-in. 11/27/1925 Done got de blues The Harmony Hounds Male vocal ensemble, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W141316 10-in. 11/27/1925 I've got a gal and she ain't no good The Harmony Hounds Male vocal ensemble, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141480 10-in. 1/12/1926 Up north blues The Harmony Hounds Male vocal trio, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, leader  
Columbia W141481 10-in. 1/12/1926 That dog o'mine The Harmony Hounds Male vocal trio, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, leader  
Columbia W141628 10-in. 2/15/1926 I'm so glad trouble don't last alway Three Harmony Hounds Male vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141629 10-in. 2/15/1926 I've opened my soul to you, my Lord Three Harmony Hounds Male vocal trio, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W142546 10-in. 8/20/1926 Prescription for the blues Virgina Childs Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W142707 10-in. 9/30/1926 Tain't what you pay to get a thing Willie Jackson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with banjo and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W142708 10-in. 9/30/1926 Railroad man blues Willie Jackson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with banjo and piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W142709 10-in. 9/30/1926 Befo' this time another year Odette and Ethel Female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Columbia W142710 10-in. 9/30/1926 When the train comes along Odette and Ethel Female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Columbia W142744 10-in. 10/7/1926 Hold to God's unchanging hands Rev. J. C. Burnett ; Ethel Grainger ; Odette Jackson Sermon, with male vocal solo, female vocal duet, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142745 10-in. 10/7/1926 Christians' home Rev. J. C. Burnett ; Sisters Grainger and Jackson Male vocal solo and female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142800 10-in. 10/8/1926 The gospel train is leaving Rev. J. C. Burnett ; Ethel Grainger ; Odette Jackson Male vocal solo and female vocal duet, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Columbia W142801 10-in. 10/8/1926 Jesus is going to make up your dying bed Rev. J. C. Burnett ; Ethel Grainger ; Odette Jackson Male vocal solo and female vocal duet, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Columbia W143142 10-in. 11/23/1926 Livin' humble Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with female vocal duet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143143 10-in. 11/23/1926 Get on board Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with female vocal duet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143155 10-in. 11/29/1926 Cheatin' daddy Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W143156 10-in. 11/29/1926 Deep down in my soul Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143204 10-in. 12/21/1926 Fortune teller blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W143481 10-in. 2/16/1927 Mine's just as good as yours Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W144097 10-in. 5/5/1927 Dyin' crap-shooter's blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W144098 10-in. 5/5/1927 Mister brakes-man (Let me ride your train) Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W144249 10-in. 6/1/1927 That's why the undertakers are busy today Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W144490 10-in. 7/22/1927 Police blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144491 10-in. 7/22/1927 Skeleton key blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144538 10-in. 8/9/1927 Hobo Bill Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with banjo and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144539 10-in. 8/9/1927 Nobody rocks me like my baby do Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with banjo and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144796 10-in. 9/27/1927 Mean old bed bug blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144797 10-in. 9/27/1927 A good man is hard to find Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144800 10-in. 9/28/1927 Homeless blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W144801 10-in. 9/28/1927 Lookin' for my man blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone solo and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144852 10-in. 10/13/1927 Shootin' star blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Columbia W144853 10-in. 10/13/1927 Good time mama blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145236 10-in. 11/26/1927 He's gone home Porter Grainger Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W145238 10-in. 11/26/1927 I wonders what this new year's gonna bring to me Porter Grainger Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W145275 10-in. 12/6/1927 Wylie Avenue blues Martha Copeland and her Smokey City Trio Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W145276 10-in. 12/6/1927 Everybody does it now Martha Copeland and her Smokey City Trio Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145478 10-in. 1/6/1928 Bank failure blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145479 10-in. 1/6/1928 Second-hand daddy Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145560 10-in. 1/21/1928 Kansas City blues Willie Jackson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145561 10-in. 1/21/1928 T. B. blues Willie Jackson Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145650 10-in. 2/16/1928 I'd rather be dead and buried in my grave Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145651 10-in. 2/16/1928 Hit me in the nose blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W145783 10-in. 3/19/1928 Spider man blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, alto saxophone, and piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145784 10-in. 3/19/1928 Tombstone blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, alto saxophone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145785 10-in. 3/20/1928 Empty bed blues Porter Grainger ; Charlie Green ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145786 10-in. 3/20/1928 Empty bed blues Porter Grainger ; Charlie Green ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145787 10-in. 3/20/1928 Put it right here (Or keep it out there) Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146245 10-in. 5/10/1928 It's all coming home to you Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with saxophone and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146324 10-in. 5/23/1928 Steamboat man blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146325 10-in. 5/23/1928 Sobbin' sister blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146887 10-in. 8/24/1928 Yes indeed he do Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet or alto saxophone and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146888 10-in. 8/24/1928 Devil's gonna git you Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet or alto saxophone and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146889 10-in. 8/24/1928 You ought to be ashamed Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet or alto saxophone and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146895 10-in. 8/24/1928 Poor man's blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146896 10-in. 8/25/1928 Please help me get him off my mind Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146897 10-in. 8/25/1928 Me and my gin Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146954 10-in. 9/5/1928 Who is you votin' for?, part 1 Porter Grainger ; Sam Manning Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker, author  
Columbia W146955 10-in. 9/5/1928 Who is you votin' for?, part 2 Porter Grainger ; Sam Manning Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker, author  
Columbia W147074 10-in. 9/27/1928 Rasslin' till the wagon comes Kid and Coot Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147075 10-in. 9/27/1928 Key hole blues Kid and Coot Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147076 10-in. 9/27/1928 With tears in my eyes I'm laughing at you Jesse Cryor Male vocal solo, with cello and piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W147077 10-in. 9/27/1928 I'm looking for tulips to kiss my troubles away Jesse Cryor Male vocal solo, with cello and piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W147889 10-in. 1/26/1929 Daddy don't put that thing on me blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147890 10-in. 1/26/1929 It's tight like that Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148902 10-in. 8/20/1929 He's got me goin' James P. Johnson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia W149633 10-in. 12/31/1929 Let's get loose Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, cornet, and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149635 10-in. 12/31/1929 Ev'rybody seems to have somebody but me J. C. Johnson Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W150649 10-in. 7/21/1930 Don't fool around on me Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W150650 10-in. 7/21/1930 Down in the mouth blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W151401 10-in. 3/7/1931 I want a two-fisted double jointed man Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151402 10-in. 3/7/1931 Good times (Come on back once more) Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151698 10-in. 7/23/1931 You simply ain't my type Wiley and Wiley Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7725 10-in. Jan. 1921 Jazz hound blues Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71068 10-in. Dec. 1922 'Tain't nobody's bus'ness if I do Sara Martin ; Fats Waller Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
OKeh S-71112 10-in. Dec. 1922 I'm gonna get you Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71278 10-in. Feb. 1923 Laughin' cryin' blues Glantz and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71433 10-in. Apr. 1923 Laughin' cryin' blues Handy's Orchestra ; Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71555 10-in. May 1923 If you want to keep your daddy home Alice Carter Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71569 10-in. May 1923 Triflin' blues (Daddy, don't you trifle on me) Lucille Bogan Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71630 10-in. June 1923 Just thinkin' blues Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71653 10-in. June 1923 Tired o' waitin' blues Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71717 10-in. Aug. 1923 Troubled blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71718 10-in. Aug. 1923 I'm satisfied Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71727 10-in. Aug. 1923 Plain old blues Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71759 10-in. Aug. 1923 Mistreatin' daddy blues Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh S-71764 10-in. Aug. 1923 My mammy's blues Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-71928 10-in. Oct. 1923 Tain't nobody's business if I do Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72258 10-in. Jan. 1924 I don't love nobody Virginia Liston Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
OKeh S-72259 10-in. Jan. 1924 'Tain't a doggone thing but the blues Virginia Liston Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
OKeh S-72710 10-in. 7/30/1924 My Jamaica Fred Hall Orchestra ; Slim Henderson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh S-72832 10-in. 9/16/1924 Don't you quit me, daddy Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
OKeh S-73392 10-in. 6/3/1925 If you can't bring it you've got to send it Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
OKeh S-73393 10-in. 6/3/1925 I'll put you under the jail Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
OKeh 74042 10-in. March 1926 'Tain't what you used to have, my friend Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Sr. Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh 74057 10-in. Mar. 1926 Sunset blues Buddy Christian's Creole Five ; Louise Vant Jazz/dance ensemble, with female vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 74058 10-in. Mar. 1926 Texas mule stomp Buddy Christian's Creole Five ; Louise Vant Jazz/dance ensemble, with female vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 74083 10-in. Apr. 1926 I'll get even with you Laura Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet songwriter  
OKeh 74310 10-in. 8/23/1926 Look out, Mr. Jazz OKeh Melody Stars ; Clarence Todd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 74311 10-in. 8/23/1926 A glass of beer, a hot dog, and you OKeh Melody Stars ; Clarence Todd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 74335 10-in. 9/5/1926 A glass of beer, a hot dog, and you Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 74336 10-in. 9/5/1926 Look out, Mr. Jazz Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 74359 10-in. September 1926 Papa, don't hold back on me Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Sr. Female-male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 74360 10-in. September 1926 Sweet Papa Butterbeans and Sweet Mama Susie Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Sr. Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh 74417 10-in. Nov. 1926 Wish I had-a died in Egypt land Albertina and Victoria ; Porter Grainger Female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74418 10-in. Nov. 1926 There's a meetin' here tonight Albertina and Victoria ; Porter Grainger Female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74436 10-in. 12/5/1926 Yes, I've been cheatin' Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Sr. Female-male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 80034 10-in. 5/13/1926 Nina Lee Buddy Christian's Four Cry-Babies Male vocal quartet, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
OKeh 80035 10-in. 5/13/1926 Jonah's ridin' on his mule Buddy Christian's Four Cry-Babies Male vocal quartet, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 80040 10-in. 5/26/1926 Nina Lee Buddy Christian's Four Cry-Babies Vocal quartet lyricist  
OKeh W80437 10-in. 2/17/1927 Cheatin' daddy Lethia Hill Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W80440 10-in. 2/17/1927 My good Lord's done been here Perfect Harmony Quartette Male vocal quartet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80441 10-in. 2/17/1927 There's a meetin' here tonight Perfect Harmony Quartette Male vocal quartet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80827 10-in. 5/3/1927 Mine's as good as yours Alma Henderson Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81424 10-in. 9/8/1927 Stinging bee blues Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81425 10-in. 9/8/1927 Best friend blues Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81474 10-in. 9/24/1927 Tain't none of your business Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
OKeh W81503 10-in. 10/3/1927 St. Louis cyclone blues Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81504 10-in. 10/3/1927 Bedbug blues, part 2 Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81512 10-in. 10/4/1927 Nothin' but a double barrel shot-gun ('S gonna keep me away from you) Porter Grainger Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81513 10-in. 10/4/1927 Song from a cotton field Porter Grainger Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81583 10-in. 10/28/1927 Garter-snake blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81584 10-in. 10/28/1927 Christmas mornin' blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81585 10-in. 10/28/1927 Dope head blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81586 10-in. 10/28/1927 Red lantern blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81587 10-in. 10/31/1927 6/88 glide Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81588 10-in. 10/31/1927 Tin Can Alley blues Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
OKeh W81589 10-in. 10/31/1927 Blood thirsty blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81590 10-in. 10/31/1927 Nightmare blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81596 10-in. 11/1/1927 Murder in the first degree Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81597 10-in. 11/1/1927 Jelly, look what you done done Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81598 10-in. 11/1/1927 Your worries ain't like mine Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81599 10-in. 11/1/1927 A good man is hard to find Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81725 10-in. 10/8/1927 Polecat blues Emmett Hethcox ; George Walburn Instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W81787 10-in. 11/4/1927 She's gone to join the song-birds in heaven Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with cello and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81879 10-in. 11/27/1927 Polecat blues Sylvester Weaver Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars lyricist, composer  
OKeh W400779 10-in. 6/11/1928 Mississippi woman blues Clint Jones Male vocal solo and yodeling, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400780 10-in. 6/11/1928 Blue Valley blues Clint Jones Male vocal solo and yodeling, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401669 10-in. 2/27/1929 She just won't don’t Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401848 10-in. 5/2/1929 Down home dance Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401849 10-in. 5/2/1929 Crazy 'bout my lollypop Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W404866 10-in. 2/19/1931 Don’t you advertise your man Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W405148 10-in. 2/26/1932 Hot hot mama (Lookin' for a fire-proof man) Betty Kashman Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W405149 10-in. 2/26/1932 Hoochee Miss Lou Betty Kashman Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 10853-10855 10-in. 6/15/1923 Sad ‘n’ lonely blues Lena Wilson Female vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick 10871-10873 10-in. 6/18/1923 Triflin’ blues Edna Hicks Female vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 10971-10977 10-in. 7/2/1923 Bleeding hearted blues Porter Grainger ; Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick 10975-10976 10-in. 7/2/1923 Chirpin’ the blues Porter Grainger ; Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick 12527-12529 10-in. 2/14/1924 Four-flushin’ papa Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio songwriter  
Brunswick 12674-12676 10-in. 3/11/1924 Nobody ever let me in on nothin’ Hamtree Harrington Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E4388 10-in. 1/15/1927 Make me love you Lethia Hill Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Brunswick E4389 10-in. 1/15/1927 Prescription for the blues Lethia Hill Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E22064 10-in. 3/22/1927 Hootin' owl blues Dolly Ross Female vocal solo, with saxophone, piano, and chimes composer  
Brunswick E28492 10-in. approximately Oct. 1928 I’m looking for tulips Newport Tuxedo Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Brunswick E29531 10-in. Mar. 1929 Song from a cotton field Bessie Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E29532 10-in. Mar. 1929 He just don’t appeal to me Bessie Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E4166-E4167 10-in. 12/3/1926 My good Lord’s done been here Swanee Jubilee Singers Male vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E4168-E4169 10-in. 12/3/1926 I’ve opened my soul (To you, my Lord) Swanee Jubilee Singers Male vocal trio, with saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick E4511-E4513 10-in. 2/3/1927 Song of the cotton field Duke Ellington ; Kentucky Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E4530-E4531 10-in. 2/7/1927 Ground hog blues Porter Grainger Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E4532-E4533 10-in. 2/7/1927 Nuthin’ don’t bother me Porter Grainger Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E4542-E4544 10-in. 2/15/1927 When tomorrow comes Evelyn Thompson Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E6117-E6119 10-in. 6/24/1927 The band’ll play who’d a-thought it Nannie Mckinney Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E6120-E6122 10-in. 6/24/1927 Dyin’ crap shooter’s blues Nannie Mckinney Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E6362-E6364 10-in. 8/26/1927 Don’t let your love come down Gertrude Saunders Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E6365-E6367 10-in. 8/26/1927 You can’t have it unless I give it to you Gertrude Saunders Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E6787-E6788 10-in. 11/8/1927 She’s gone to join the songbirds in heaven Marguerite Lee Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio composer  
Brunswick E7212-E7213 10-in. 3/21/1928 Get it fixed Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with cornet, banjo, and piano arranger  
Brunswick E21474-E21476 10-in. 2/10/1927 One more kiss Evelyn Thompson Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Brunswick E21477-E21479 10-in. 2/10/1927 Forgive me Eva Knox Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E22038-E22039 10-in. 3/21/1927 He don’t know (And I can’t make him understand) Dolly Ross Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick E22062-E22063 10-in. 3/22/1927 Hootin’ owl blues Dolly Ross Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E27041-E27042 10-in. 3/19/1928 Nothin’ but a double barrel shotgun’s gonna keep me ‘way from you Anna Freeman ; Sam Manning Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E27043-E27044 10-in. 3/19/1928 Goin’ back to Jamaica Anna Freeman ; Sam Manning Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick E27045-E27046 10-in. 3/19/1928 The American woman and West Indian man Anna Freeman ; Sam Manning Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick E27047-E27048 10-in. 3/19/1928 The American woman and West Indian man Anna Freeman ; Sam Manning Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick C3770 10-in. 7/3/1929 The bum’s rush Craver and Tanner Male vocal duet, with guitar and harmonica composer, lyricist  
Edison 9104 10-in. 7/30/1923 'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do Charles A. Matson's Creole Serenaders Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9675 10-in. 8/27/1924 You're gonna wake up some mornin' but Pappa will be gone Ethel Finnie Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grainger, Porter," accessed December 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175.

Grainger, Porter. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175.

"Grainger, Porter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 December 2022.

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