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

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  
Victor BVE-70532 10-in. 9/23/1931 Shoot 'em Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-70533 10-in. 9/23/1931 Wake 'em up Chicago Hot Five Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-70534 10-in. 9/23/1931 Georgia on my mind Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-70596 10-in. 3/1/1932 Pepper steak Jimmie Shine ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-70597 10-in. 3/1/1932 If you don't love me (Make believe you do) Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-70598 10-in. 3/1/1932 You can depend on me Chicago Hot Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-70599 10-in. 3/1/1932 All this world is made of glass Jimmy Spencer ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-70600 10-in. 3/1/1932 Was that the human thing to do? Washboard Rhythm Kings Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-71790 10-in. 11/23/1932 Underneath the Harlem moon Wilbur Daniels ; Washboard Rhythm Kings ; Leo Watson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Victor BS-71791 10-in. 11/23/1932 Ikey and Mikey Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-71792 10-in. 11/23/1932 How deep is the ocean (How high is the sky) Wilbur Daniels ; Washboard Rhythm Kings ; Leo Watson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Victor BS-71793 10-in. 11/23/1932 Sloppy drunk blues Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-71794 10-in. 11/23/1932 A nickel for a pickle Frank Denton ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-71795 10-in. 11/23/1932 Fire Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BVE-72001 10-in. 3/1/1932 Oh what a thrill Chicago Hot Five Jazz/dance quintet, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-72691 10-in. 7/6/1932 Just another dream of you Eddie Miles ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Washboard band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BVE-72693 10-in. 7/6/1932 My silent love Eddie Miles ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Washboard band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76240 10-in. 6/1/1933 Dinah Georgia Washboard Stompers ; David Page Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76241 10-in. 6/1/1933 Sophisticated lady Georgia Washboard Stompers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-76242 10-in. 6/1/1933 Happy as the day is long Cal Clement ; Georgia Washboard Stompers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet Musical group  
Victor BS-76243 10-in. 6/1/1933 Nobody's sweetheart Georgia Washboard Stompers ; David Page Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76244 10-in. 6/1/1933 My pretty girl Cal Clement ; Georgia Washboard Stompers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76245 10-in. 6/1/1933 Bug-a-boo Georgia Washboard Stompers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-76248 10-in. 6/1/1933 Dinah Page, David ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76249 10-in. 6/1/1933 Sophisticated lady Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-76250 10-in. 6/1/1933 Happy as the day is long Cal Clement ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet Musical group  
Victor BS-76251 10-in. 6/1/1933 Nobody's sweetheart David Page ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76252 10-in. 6/1/1933 My pretty girl Cal Clement ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-76253 10-in. 6/1/1933 Bug-a-boo Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W265085 10-in. 3/8/1933 Shuffle off to Buffalo Washboard Rhythm Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W265088 10-in. 3/8/1933 Going! Going! Washboard Rhythm Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Decca 38338 10-in. 8/17/1934 Everybody loves my baby Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38339 10-in. 8/17/1934 Farewell blues Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38340 10-in. 8/17/1934 High society Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38341 10-in. 8/17/1934 I can't dance-1 Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38342 10-in. 8/17/1934 Tiger rag Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38343 10-in. 8/17/1934 Who broke the lock of the henhouse door Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38344 10-in. 8/17/1934 Limehouse blues Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38345 10-in. 8/17/1934 After you've gone Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38346 10-in. 8/17/1934 Chinatown, my Chinatown Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 38347 10-in. 8/17/1934 Alexander's ragtime band Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 39671 10-in. 7/3/1935 You're an angel Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 39672 10-in. 7/3/1935 Lulu's back in town Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 39673 10-in. 7/3/1935 In the middle of a kiss Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 39674 10-in. 7/3/1935 Every little moment Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 39675 10-in. 7/3/1935 I'm living in a great big way Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 39676 10-in. 7/3/1935 Chasing shadows Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 39677 10-in. 7/3/1935 The lady in red Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  
Decca 39678 10-in. 7/3/1935 Name it Georgia Washboard Stompers Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Washboard Rhythm Kings," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109436.

Washboard Rhythm Kings. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109436.

"Washboard Rhythm Kings." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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