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 126-150 of 257 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 126-150 of 257 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grainger, Porter," accessed December 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175.

Grainger, Porter. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175.

"Grainger, Porter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 December 2022.

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