Doctor Clayton

Doctor Clayton (born Peter Joe Clayton; April 19, 1898 – January 7, 1947) was an American blues singer and songwriter.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 19th, 1898 (Atlanta), Died Chicago

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer

Notes: Born Peter J. Cleighton; also known as P. J. Clayton, Peter Joe Clayton, Doc Clayton, and Joe Clayton.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-91409 10-in. 7/27/1935 Naptown blues Peter J. Clayton ; Beatrice "Toots" Willis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-91410 10-in. 7/27/1935 If you don't give me what I want Peter J. Clayton ; Beatrice "Toots" Willis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-91413 10-in. 7/27/1935 Yo yo jive Peter J. Clayton ; Beatrice "Toots" Willis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-91414 10-in. 7/27/1935 Working man's moan Peter J. Clayton ; Beatrice "Toots" Willis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-91415 10-in. 7/27/1935 Peter's blues Peter J. Clayton ; Beatrice "Toots" Willis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-91416 10-in. 7/27/1935 Yo yo jive Peter J. Clayton ; Beatrice "Toots" Willis Male vocal solo, with piano composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-070375 10-in. 11/4/1941 Let me play your vender Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) Male vocal solo, with washboard band composer  
Victor BS-070402 10-in. 11/11/1941 Doctor Clayton blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-070403 10-in. 11/11/1941 Watch out mama Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-070404 10-in. 11/11/1941 Cheating and lying blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-070405 10-in. 11/11/1941 Gotta find my baby Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with piano and improvised string bass vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-074166 10-in. 3/27/1942 Honey stealin' blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-074167 10-in. 3/27/1942 My own blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-074168 10-in. 3/27/1942 On the killin' floor Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor BS-074169 10-in. 3/27/1942 Moonshine women blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-074170 10-in. 3/27/1942 Pearl Harbor blues Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-074171 10-in. 3/27/1942 Ain't no business we can do Doctor Clayton Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clayton, Doctor," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107474.

Clayton, Doctor. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107474.

"Clayton, Doctor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107474

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