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 (Results 251-257 of 257 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grainger, Porter," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175.
Grainger, Porter. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175.
"Grainger, Porter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.
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