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Ada Jones

Ada Jane Jones (June 1, 1873 – May 2, 1922) was an English-American popular singer who made her first recordings in 1893 on Edison cylinders. She is among the earliest female singers to be recorded.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 1st, 1873 (Lancashire), Died North Carolina

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1921

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, speaker, performer

Notes: Also sings in contralto range.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 740 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2099 10-in. 12/29/1904 Mandy, will you be my lady love? Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2100 10-in. 12/29/1904 You ain't de man I thought you was Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2101 10-in. 12/29/1904 Reuben and Cynthia Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female-male vocal duet and orchestra performer  
Victor B-2103 10-in. 12/29/1904 The hand of fate Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene speaker  
Victor B-2514 10-in. 5/3/1905 Pals Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor E-2514 8-in. 12/6/1906 Pals Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2515 10-in. 5/3/1905 Mr. and Mrs. Murphy Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female-male vocal duet and orchestra performer  
Victor B-2516 10-in. 5/3/1905 He's me pal Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2517 10-in. 5/3/1905 Just across the bridge of gold Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2518 10-in. 5/3/1905 Anthony and Cleopatra Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene speaker  
Victor B-2519 10-in. 5/3/1905 My Carolina lady Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2676 10-in. 6/27/1905 Katrina's valentine Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with orchestra speaker  
Victor B-2677 10-in. 6/27/1905 Louis and Lena Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with orchestra speaker  
Victor B-2678 10-in. 6/27/1905 Every little bit helps Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female-male vocal duet performer  
Victor E-2678 8-in. 12/6/1906 Every little bit helps Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female-male vocal duet performer  
Victor B-2763 10-in. 9/20/1905 Just plain folks Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2764 10-in. 9/20/1905 The courtship of Barney and Eileen Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with orchestra speaker  
Victor C-2764 12-in. 9/20/1905 Courtship of Barney and Eileen Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with orchestra speaker  
Victor B-2765 10-in. 9/20/1905 The fair fisher and her catch Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with orchestra speaker  
Victor B-2864 10-in. 11/3/1905 The golden wedding Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female-male vocal duet and orchestra performer  
Victor B-2865 10-in. 11/3/1905 My word Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2866 10-in. 11/3/1905 Fritz and Louisa Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female vocal solo and orchestra performer  
Victor E-2866 8-in. 11/3/1905 Fritz and Louisa Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female vocal solo and orchestra performer  
Victor B-2881 10-in. 11/14/1905 Have you seen my Henry Brown? Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-2882 10-in. 11/14/1905 I'm the only star that twinkles on Broadway Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 740 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Ada," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106561.

Jones, Ada. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106561.

"Jones, Ada." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106561

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