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.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 201-225 of 257 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W81584 10-in. 10/28/1927 Christmas mornin' blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81585 10-in. 10/28/1927 Dope head blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81586 10-in. 10/28/1927 Red lantern blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81587 10-in. 10/31/1927 6/88 glide Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81588 10-in. 10/31/1927 Tin Can Alley blues Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
OKeh W81589 10-in. 10/31/1927 Blood thirsty blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81590 10-in. 10/31/1927 Nightmare blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81596 10-in. 11/1/1927 Murder in the first degree Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81597 10-in. 11/1/1927 Jelly, look what you done done Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81598 10-in. 11/1/1927 Your worries ain't like mine Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81599 10-in. 11/1/1927 A good man is hard to find Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81725 10-in. 10/8/1927 Polecat blues Emmett Hethcox ; George Walburn Instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W81787 10-in. 11/4/1927 She's gone to join the song-birds in heaven Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with cello and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W81879 10-in. 11/27/1927 Polecat blues Sylvester Weaver Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars lyricist, composer  
OKeh W400779 10-in. 6/11/1928 Mississippi woman blues Clint Jones Male vocal solo and yodeling, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400780 10-in. 6/11/1928 Blue Valley blues Clint Jones Male vocal solo and yodeling, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401669 10-in. 2/27/1929 She just won't don’t Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401848 10-in. 5/2/1929 Down home dance Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401849 10-in. 5/2/1929 Crazy 'bout my lollypop Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W404866 10-in. 2/19/1931 Don’t you advertise your man Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W405148 10-in. 2/26/1932 Hot hot mama (Lookin' for a fire-proof man) Betty Kashman Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W405149 10-in. 2/26/1932 Hoochee Miss Lou Betty Kashman Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 10853-10855 10-in. 6/15/1923 Sad ‘n’ lonely blues Lena Wilson Female vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick 10871-10873 10-in. 6/18/1923 Triflin’ blues Edna Hicks Female vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 10971-10977 10-in. 7/2/1923 Bleeding hearted blues Porter Grainger ; Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 201-225 of 257 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grainger, Porter," accessed December 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175.

Grainger, Porter. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106175.

"Grainger, Porter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 December 2022.

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

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