Joseph M. "Joe" Davis (October 6, 1896 – September 3, 1978) was an American music producer, publisher and promoter in jazz, rhythm and blues and pop music.
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Birth and Death Data: Born October 6, 1896 (New York City), Died September 3, 1978 (Louisville)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist, vocalist, author
Notes: Wrote under many pseudonyms, including Roxanne Hampton, Leslie Beacon, and Bert Kapp. Often sub-credited as "The Melody Man."
See Also: Hampton, Roxanne
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 178 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-31446||10-in.||11/25/1924||When it's love-time in Hawaii||Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-42435||10-in.||2/10/1928||You'd rather forget than forgive||The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White]||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50904||10-in.||3/1/1929||Sparkling waters of Waikiki||Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-56752||10-in.||10/4/1929||Blue Ridge sweetheart||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and whistling||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71275||10-in.||1/25/1932||Glory||Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-74896||10-in.||1/26/1933||He's a son of the South||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-75073||10-in.||2/10/1933||He's a son of the South||Andy Pendleton||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75244||10-in.||2/16/1933||Keep it to yourself||Don Hall Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75245||10-in.||2/16/1933||Hills of Tennessee are calling me||Don Hall Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75249||10-in.||2/16/1933||Keep it to yourself||Rose Family||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75250||10-in.||2/16/1933||The hills of Tennessee are calling me||George Donaldson Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-75961||10-in.||7/28/1933||Started out from Texas||Girls of the Golden West||Female vocal duet, with guitar||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-75962||10-in.||7/28/1933||Colorado blues||Girls of the Golden West||Female vocal duet, with guitar||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-75968||10-in.||7/28/1933||Listen to the story of Sleepy Hollow Bill||Girls of the Golden West||Female vocal duet, with guitar||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-76040||10-in.||4/21/1933||I'm twisting loops in pretzels||Don Hall Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-76041||10-in.||4/21/1933||I'm twisting loops in pretzels just to pass the time away||George Donaldson Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-76045||10-in.||4/21/1933||You're my dream that came true||George Donaldson Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-76046||10-in.||4/21/1933||You're my dream (That came true)||Don Hall Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with violin and piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-83601||10-in.||7/19/1934||If you can't get five take two||Peggy Johnson and her Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-99315||10-in.||2/24/1936||When it's twilight in Sweetheart Lane||Bill Boyd ; Jim Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers||String band, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-0541||10-in.||9/24/1936||Milkmen's matinee||Barnet Modernaires ; Charlie Barnet Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-03700||10-in.||12/10/1936||Nero||Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-03845||10-in.||12/24/1936||Nero||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-04357||10-in.||2/1/1937||Nero||Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-07803||10-in.||4/15/1937||The milkman's matinee||Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Joe," accessed March 25, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110340.
Davis, Joe. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 25, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110340.
"Davis, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 25 March 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Joe Davis (music publisher)
Discogs: Joe Davis
Allmusic: Joe Davis
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Davis, Joe, 1896-1978 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no96045795
Wikidata: Joe Davis (music publisher) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1251766
MusicBrainz: Joe Davis - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/48e5f8d2-93c9-486d-9268-d5ebd2253ac0
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