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 151-175 of 257 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
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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