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.

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 November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109436.

Washboard Rhythm Kings. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109436.

"Washboard Rhythm Kings." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

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