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John W. Bubbles

John William Sublett (February 19, 1902 – May 18, 1986), known by his stage name John W. Bubbles, was an American vaudeville performer. He performed in the duo "Buck and Bubbles." He is also known as the father of "rhythm tap."

Birth and Death Data: Born February 19th, 1902 (Louisville), Died May 18th, 1986 (Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1927-11-03-01] 10-in. 11/3/1927 The lullaby Buck and Bubbles Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W150946 10-in. 11/11/1930 You're lucky to me Buck and Bubbles Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W150947 10-in. 11/11/1930 Wakin' up the folks downstairs Buck and Bubbles Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W150948 10-in. 11/11/1930 Dance mad Buck and Bubbles Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W152581 10-in. 12/6/1933 Rhythm for sale Buck and Bubbles ; Buckets Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W152582 10-in. 12/6/1933 He's long gone from Bowling Green Buck and Bubbles ; Buckets Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W152660 10-in. 12/26/1933 Rhythm for sale Buck and Bubbles Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W152661 10-in. 12/26/1933 Oh! Lady, be good Buck and Bubbles Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C2161 10-in. 7/30/1928 A few minutes with Buck and Bubbles Buck and Bubbles Comic dialogue, with piano speaker  
Brunswick C2162 10-in. 7/30/1928 A few minutes with Buck and Bubbles Buck and Bubbles Comic dialogue, with piano speaker  
Decca 73648 7/17/1946 Atlanta blues -1 Eddie Condon Orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bubbles, John W.," accessed August 8, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109413.

Bubbles, John W.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 8, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109413.

"Bubbles, John W.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 8 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109413

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