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 (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  
(Results 251-257 of 257 records)

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175

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