Fae Barnes

Maggie Jones (born March 1894; date of death unknown) was an American blues singer and pianist who recorded thirty-eight songs between 1923 and 1926. She was billed as "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 January 1st, 1901

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, soprano vocal, composer

Notes: Given name also as Faye. Original name: Maggie Jones.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1923-07-26-01] 10-in. 7/26/1923 Stop wastin' my time Fae Barnes Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 81932 10-in. 8/19/1924 Texas moaner blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tenor saxophone and piano lyricist  
Columbia 140188 10-in. 12/17/1924 Screamin' the blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano lyricist  
Columbia W141056 10-in. 9/29/1925 Single woman's blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist, composer  
OKeh S-72719 10-in. Aug. 1924 Texas moaner blues Clarence Williams’ Harmonizers ; Laura Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barnes, Fae," accessed May 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109158.

Barnes, Fae. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109158.

"Barnes, Fae." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109158


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