Wilbur C. S. Sweatman

Wilbur Coleman Sweatman (February 7, 1882 – March 9, 1961) was an African-American ragtime and dixieland jazz composer, bandleader and clarinetist. Sweatman was one of the first African-American musicians to have fans nationwide. He was also a trailblazer in the racial integration of musical groups.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 7th, 1882 (Brunswick, Missouri), Died March 9th, 1961 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, clarinet

Notes: Name often seen as Wilber C. Sweatman.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13092 10-in. 4/8/1913 Down home rag Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor C-14247 12-in. 12/29/1913 Down home rag Europe's Society Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-15093 12-in. 9/4/1914 Old folks rag Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-15093 10-in. 7/29/1914 Old folks rag Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-16142 10-in. 6/25/1915 Down home rag Six Brown Brothers Saxophone sextet composer  
Victor B-20979 10-in. 11/14/1917 Boogie rag Sergeant Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-62209 10-in. 4/29/1930 Sweat blues Wilbur C. S. Sweatman Clarinet solo, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Victor BVE-62210 10-in. 4/29/1930 Got 'em blues Wilbur C. S. Sweatman Clarinet solo, with banjo, guitar, and piano composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-62211 10-in. 4/29/1930 Breakdown blues Wilbur C. S. Sweatman Clarinet solo, with banjo, guitar, and piano composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-62212 10-in. 4/29/1930 Battleship Kate Wilbur C. S. Sweatman Clarinet solo, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Victor BS-026577 10-in. 9/1/1938 Down home rag Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-027975 10-in. 10/24/1938 That's got 'em Three's A Crowd Clarinet, guitar, and piano composer  
Victor BS-028179 10-in. 10/31/1938 Down home rag Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-030359 10-in. 12/6/1938 Down home rag Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-043341 10-in. 11/2/1939 Down home rag Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor [Trial 1917-02-28-03] Not documented 2/28/1917 Boojie rag Wilbur C. S. Sweatman Clarinet solo instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Columbia 77726 10-in. 3/19/1918 Down home rag Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 77740 10-in. 3/29/1918 Regretful blues Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 77741 10-in. 3/29/1918 Everybody's crazy 'bout the doggone blues but I'm happy Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 77856 10-in. 5/28/1918 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 77857 10-in. 5/28/1918 Good-bye Alexander Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 77889 10-in. 6/14/1918 Indianola Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 77924 10-in. 6/25/1918 Oh! You la! La! Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 78000 10-in. 8/16/1918 Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 78001 10-in. 8/16/1918 Those draftin' blues Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sweatman, Wilbur C. S.," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107018.

Sweatman, Wilbur C. S.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107018.

"Sweatman, Wilbur C. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107018

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