Washboard Rhythm Kings

The Washboard Rhythm Kings, also known as the Washboard Rhythm Boys, Georgia Washboard Stompers (1934-1935), or Alabama Washboard Stompers (1930-1932) were a loose aggregation of jazz performers, many of high calibre, who recorded as a group for various labels between about 1930 and 1935. Bruce Johnson played washboard.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1930, Died 1935

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: Sometimes listed on disc label as "Chicago Hot Five." Personnel include vocalists Eddie Miles and Jake Fenderson. Some Victor ledgers entries list as The Rhythm Kings. Pseudonym for Washboard Rhythm Kings. Pseudonym used by Washboard Rhythm Kings. Personnel include vocalists Eddie Miles and Jake Fenderson.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 74 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62189 10-in. 6/3/1930 I'm her papa, she's my mama Wilton Crawley ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Clarinet solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-62190 10-in. 6/3/1930 New Crawley blues Wilton Crawley ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Clarinet solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor ABRC-64084 10-in. 4/2/1931 Minnie the Moocher Five Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-64085 10-in. 4/2/1931 Please don't talk about me when I'm gone Five Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-64086 10-in. 4/2/1931 Please don't talk about me when I'm gone Five Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor ABRC-64087 10-in. 4/2/1931 Minnie the moocher Five Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-68217 10-in. 6/4/1931 Please tell me Jake Fenderson ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-68218 10-in. 6/4/1931 You rascal you Jake Fenderson ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-68219 10-in. 6/4/1931 Crooked world blues Buck Franklin ; The Rhythm Kings Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BRC-68220 10-in. 6/4/1931 Call of the freaks The Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor BRC-68221 10-in. 6/4/1931 I'm crazy 'bout my baby The Melody Four Vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BRC-68222 10-in. 6/4/1931 Yours sincerely The Melody Four Vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BRC-68265 10-in. 7/9/1931 Stardust Chicago Hot Five ; Eddie Miles Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-68266 10-in. 7/9/1931 You can't stop me from loving you Chicago Hot Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-68267 10-in. 7/9/1931 Boola boo Jake Fenderson ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor ABRC-68268 10-in. 7/9/1931 Boola boo Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor ABRC-68269 10-in. 7/9/1931 Who stole the lock from the hen house door? Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-68270 10-in. 7/9/1931 Who stole the lock (Off the hen house door)? Jake Fenderson ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-69021 10-in. 5/8/1931 One more time Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-69022 10-in. 5/8/1931 Walkin' my baby back home Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-69023 10-in. 5/8/1931 A porter's love song to a chambermaid Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-69024 10-in. 5/8/1931 Every man for himself Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor BVE-70529 10-in. 9/23/1931 Blues in my heart Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BRC-70530 10-in. 9/23/1931 Just one more chance Chicago Hot Five ; Eddie Miles Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-70531 10-in. 9/23/1931 Many happy returns of the day Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 74 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Washboard Rhythm Kings," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109436.

Washboard Rhythm Kings. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109436.

"Washboard Rhythm Kings." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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