Papa Charlie Jackson
Papa Charlie Jackson (November 10, 1887 – May 7, 1938) was an early American bluesman and songster who accompanied himself with a banjo guitar, a guitar, or a ukulele. His recording career began in 1924. Much of his life remains a mystery, but his draft card lists his birthplace as New Orleans, Louisiana, and his death certificate states that he died in Chicago, Illinois, on May 7, 1938.
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Birth and Death Data: Born 1885 (New Orleans), Died 1938 (Chicago)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1934
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, banjo
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-34180||10-in.||12/28/1925||Shake that thing||Busse's Buzzards||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-80613||10-in.||6/14/1934||At the break of day||Big Bil||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||instrumentalist, banjo|
|Victor||BS-80614||10-in.||6/14/1934||I want to go home||Big Bil||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||instrumentalist, banjo|
|Columbia||141188||10-in.||10/24/1925||Shake that thing||Jim Dandies||Jazz/dance quartet||composer|
|Columbia||W141203||10-in.||10/28/1925||Salty dog||Fowler's Washboard Wonders||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Columbia||W141429||10-in.||12/23/1925||Shake that thing||Ethel Waters ; Pearl Wright||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W142252||10-in.||5/26/1926||Salty dog||Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith||Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W143116||10-in.||11/8/1926||Coal man blues||Peg Leg Howell||Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W143929||10-in.||4/7/1927||Salty dog blues||Allen Brothers||Vocal and instrumental duet||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W145367||10-in.||12/10/1927||Corn liquor blues||Lewis Black||Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar||composer|
|OKeh||73837||10-in.||12/15/1925||Shake that thing||Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E2046-E2048||10-in.||1/6/1926||Shake that thing||Viola McCoy||Female vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E5022-E5023||10-in.||5/11/1927||Salty dog blues||McGee Brothers||Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E5024-E5025||10-in.||5/11/1927||Salt Lake City blues||McGee Brothers||Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E17824-E17827||10-in.||2/1/1926||Shake that thing||Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||10930||10-in.||4/16/1926||"Shake"||Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers]||Jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jackson, Papa Charlie," accessed March 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106245.
Jackson, Papa Charlie. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106245.
"Jackson, Papa Charlie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 March 2023.
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Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Jackson, Papa Charlie, 1887-1938 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n90665946
Wikidata: Papa Charlie Jackson - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q322760
MusicBrainz: Papa Charlie Jackson - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/c0b0d027-826a-4d22-97db-d89256302a8b
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