Charlie Burse

Charlie Burse (August 25, 1901 – December 20, 1965) was an African-American blues musician, best known for his work with the Memphis Jug Band. His nicknames include "Laughing Charlie," "Uke Kid Burse" and "The Ukulele Kid," but he played several musical instruments, such as the piano and saxophone.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 25th, 1901 (Decatur), Died December 20th, 1965 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, mandolin, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47008 10-in. 9/13/1928 Lindberg hop Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-47009 10-in. 9/13/1928 Sugar pudding Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-47010 10-in. 9/13/1928 A black woman is like a black snake Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-47011 10-in. 9/13/1928 On the road again Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-47036 10-in. 9/15/1928 Whitewash station blues Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-47037 10-in. 9/15/1928 Stealin', stealin' Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-47038 10-in. 9/15/1928 Jug band waltz Memphis Jug Band Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-47039 10-in. 9/15/1928 Mississippi river waltz Memphis Jug Band Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-55529 10-in. 9/17/1929 I can't stand it Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-55530 10-in. 9/17/1929 What's the matter? Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-55571 10-in. 9/23/1929 Dirty butter Minnie Wallace Female vocal solo, with male vocal and instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-55572 10-in. 9/23/1929 The old folks started it Minnie Wallace Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-55598 10-in. 9/27/1929 Feed your friend with a long handled spoon Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-55599 10-in. 9/27/1929 I can beat you plenty (That hand you tried to deal me) Memphis Jug Band Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56343 10-in. 10/3/1929 Taking your place Memphis Jug Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56344 10-in. 10/3/1929 Tired of you driving me Memphis Jug Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56345 10-in. 10/3/1929 Memphis yo yo blues Memphis Jug Band Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56346 10-in. 10/3/1929 K. C. moan Memphis Jug Band Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-56347 10-in. 10/3/1929 I whipped my woman with a single-tree Memphis Jug Band Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble and male vocal chorus instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-59917 10-in. 5/13/1930 Everybody's talking about Sadie Green Memphis Jug Band Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BVE-59932 10-in. 5/17/1930 Oh ambulance man Hattie Hart ; Memphis Jug Band ; Will Shade Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-59933 10-in. 5/17/1930 Cocaine habit blues Hattie Hart ; Memphis Jug Band ; Ben Ramey ; Vol Stevens Instrumental ensemble, with mixed vocal trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-59962 10-in. 5/21/1930 Cave man blues Memphis Jug Band ; Charlie Bozo Nickerson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-59963 10-in. 5/21/1930 4th Street mess around Memphis Jug Band Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BVE-59964 10-in. 5/21/1930 It won't act right Memphis Jug Band Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burse, Charlie," accessed October 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110291.

Burse, Charlie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110291.

"Burse, Charlie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110291

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