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Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Louise Hall (20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993) was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Her long career spanned more than 70 years from 1921 until her death and she was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Hall entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2003 as the world's most enduring recording artist having released material over eight consecutive decades. She performed with major artists such as Art Tatum, Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Fela Sowande, Rudy Vallee and Jools Holland, and recorded as a jazz singer with Duke Ellington (with whom she made her most famous recording, "Creole Love Call" in 1927) and with Fats Waller.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1901 (Brooklyn), Died November 7th, 1993 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39370 10-in. 10/26/1927 Creole love call Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-39371 10-in. 10/26/1927 Blues I love to sing Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-78827 10-in. 12/4/1933 Drop me off in Harlem Adelaide Hall ; Lucky Millinder ; Mills Blue Rhythm Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-78828 10-in. 12/4/1933 Reaching for the Cotton Moon Adelaide Hall ; Lucky Millinder ; Mills Blue Rhythm Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-Test-110 10-in. 6/21/1928 Must have that man Adelaide Hall Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-Test-111 10-in. 6/21/1928 Baby Adelaide Hall Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh W81777 10-in. 11/3/1927 Chicago stomp down The Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E28059 10-in. 8/14/1928 I must have that man Blackbirds Orchestra ; Adelaide Hall ; Lew Leslie Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E28060 10-in. 8/14/1928 Baby Blackbirds Orchestra ; Adelaide Hall ; Lew Leslie Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E28061 10-in. 8/14/1928 Dixie Adelaide Hall Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hall, Adelaide," accessed August 6, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106655.

Hall, Adelaide. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106655.

"Hall, Adelaide." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 6 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106655

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