Ruth Willis

Birth and Death Data: Born 1898, Died 1962

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist

Notes: Used pseudonyms Ruth Day and Mary Willis.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W151906 10-in. 10/23/1931 Experience blues Ruth Day Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, composer  
Columbia W151907 10-in. 10/23/1931 Painful blues Ruth Day Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W405004 10-in. 10/23/1931 Rough alley blues Mary Willis Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W405005 10-in. 10/23/1931 Talkin' to you wimmin' about the blues Mary Willis Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W405086 10-in. 10/31/1931 Low down blues Mary Willis Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W405087 10-in. 10/31/1931 Merciful blues Mary Willis Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Willis, Ruth," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110097.

Willis, Ruth. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110097.

"Willis, Ruth." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110097

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