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 176-200 of 257 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 74083 10-in. Apr. 1926 I'll get even with you Laura Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet songwriter  
OKeh 74310 10-in. 8/23/1926 Look out, Mr. Jazz OKeh Melody Stars ; Clarence Todd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 74311 10-in. 8/23/1926 A glass of beer, a hot dog, and you OKeh Melody Stars ; Clarence Todd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 74335 10-in. 9/5/1926 A glass of beer, a hot dog, and you Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 74336 10-in. 9/5/1926 Look out, Mr. Jazz Sara Martin ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 74359 10-in. September 1926 Papa, don't hold back on me Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Sr. Female-male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 74360 10-in. September 1926 Sweet Papa Butterbeans and Sweet Mama Susie Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Sr. Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh 74417 10-in. Nov. 1926 Wish I had-a died in Egypt land Albertina and Victoria ; Porter Grainger Female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74418 10-in. Nov. 1926 There's a meetin' here tonight Albertina and Victoria ; Porter Grainger Female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74436 10-in. 12/5/1926 Yes, I've been cheatin' Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Sr. Female-male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 80034 10-in. 5/13/1926 Nina Lee Buddy Christian's Four Cry-Babies Male vocal quartet, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
OKeh 80035 10-in. 5/13/1926 Jonah's ridin' on his mule Buddy Christian's Four Cry-Babies Male vocal quartet, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 80040 10-in. 5/26/1926 Nina Lee Buddy Christian's Four Cry-Babies Vocal quartet lyricist  
OKeh W80437 10-in. 2/17/1927 Cheatin' daddy Lethia Hill Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W80440 10-in. 2/17/1927 My good Lord's done been here Perfect Harmony Quartette Male vocal quartet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80441 10-in. 2/17/1927 There's a meetin' here tonight Perfect Harmony Quartette Male vocal quartet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80827 10-in. 5/3/1927 Mine's as good as yours Alma Henderson Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81424 10-in. 9/8/1927 Stinging bee blues Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81425 10-in. 9/8/1927 Best friend blues Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81474 10-in. 9/24/1927 Tain't none of your business Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
OKeh W81503 10-in. 10/3/1927 St. Louis cyclone blues Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81504 10-in. 10/3/1927 Bedbug blues, part 2 Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81512 10-in. 10/4/1927 Nothin' but a double barrel shot-gun ('S gonna keep me away from you) Porter Grainger Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81513 10-in. 10/4/1927 Song from a cotton field Porter Grainger Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81583 10-in. 10/28/1927 Garter-snake blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 176-200 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.

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