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 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  
(Results 151-175 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175

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