Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones (March 1894 – March 9, 1940) was an American blues singer and pianist who recorded thirty-eight songs between 1923 and 1926. She was billed, alternately, as "The Texas Moaner" and "The Texas Nightingale". Among her best-remembered songs are "Single Woman's Blues", "Undertaker's Blues", and "Northbound Blues".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1900 (Hillsboro), Died 20th century

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81932 10-in. 8/19/1924 Texas moaner blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tenor saxophone and piano lyricist  
Columbia 140104 10-in. 10/14/1924 Four flushing papa (what kind a man is you) Lemuel Fowler ; Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist  
Columbia 140105 10-in. 10/14/1924 Jealous mamma blues Lemuel Fowler ; Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist  
Columbia 140134 10-in. 11/13/1924 Box car blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano vocalist  
Columbia 140135 10-in. 11/13/1924 Western Union blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano vocalist  
Columbia 140171 10-in. 12/9/1924 Poor house blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano vocalist  
Columbia 140174 10-in. 12/10/1924 Anybody here want to try my cabbage? Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano vocalist  
Columbia 140175 10-in. 12/10/1924 Thunderstorm blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano vocalist  
Columbia 140187 10-in. 12/17/1924 If I lose, let me lose Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano vocalist  
Columbia 140188 10-in. 12/17/1924 Screamin' the blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia 140191 10-in. 12/17/1924 Good time flat blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano vocalist  
Columbia 140192 10-in. 12/17/1924 You may go but you'll come back some day Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano vocalist  
Columbia 140193 10-in. 12/17/1924 Early every morn' (I want my lovin') Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano vocalist  
Columbia W140489 10-in. 4/1/1925 Dangerous blues Alabama Joe ; Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W140490 10-in. 4/1/1925 Suicide blues Alabama Joe ; Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W140533 10-in. 4/16/1925 Undertaker's blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano and trombone vocalist  
Columbia W140534 10-in. 4/16/1925 North bound blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano and trombone vocalist  
Columbia W140583 10-in. 5/5/1925 Cheatin' on me Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six ; Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W140584 10-in. 5/5/1925 Mamma (Won't you come and ma-ma me) Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six ; Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W140662 10-in. 6/12/1925 He's just a horn-tootin' fool Maggie Jones ; St. Louis Rhythm Kings Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W140663 10-in. 6/12/1925 Go get 'em, Caroline Maggie Jones ; St. Louis Rhythm Kings Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W140951 10-in. 9/17/1925 I'm a back bitin' mama Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance trio vocalist  
Columbia W140952 10-in. 9/17/1925 Dallas blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance trio vocalist  
Columbia W140964 10-in. 9/18/1925 South Street blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance trio vocalist  
Columbia W140965 10-in. 9/18/1925 Never drive a beggar from your door Maggie Jones and her Band Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance trio vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Maggie," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109157.

Jones, Maggie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109157.

"Jones, Maggie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

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