Frankie Half Pint Jaxon

Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, born Frank Devera Jackson (March 3, 1896 or 1897 – May 15, 1953), was an African American vaudeville singer, stage designer and comedian, popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 3rd, 1895 (Montgomery), Died January 1st, 1944 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, arranger, songwriter, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 9690 10-in. May 1926 Hannah fell in love with my piano De Lloyd Barnes ; Frankie Jackson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer  
OKeh 9691 10-in. May 1926 If that don't get it—this sho' will De Lloyd Barnes ; Frankie Jackson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C2403 10-in. 10/5/1928 You can’t come in Bert M. Mays Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick C2500 10-in. 10/31/1928 Hit ta ditty low down Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2502 10-in. 10/31/1928 Down at Jasper’s bar-b-que Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C2503 10-in. 10/31/1928 How can I get it? Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2504 10-in. 10/31/1928 Good Gordon gin Hokum Jug Band ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C2505 10-in. 10/31/1928 Down the alley Hokum Jug Band ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C2536 10-in. 11/9/1928 It’s tight like that Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C2537 10-in. 11/9/1928 How long, how long blues Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C2544 10-in. 11/9/1928 You can’t come in Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C2611 10-in. 11/28/1928 Fan it Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2905 10-in. 2/1/1929 Fan it Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C2937 10-in. 2/9/1929 My four reasons Bull Fiddle Band ; Ikey Robinson Jazz/dance band, with vocal effects vocalist  
Brunswick C2939 10-in. 2/9/1929 Rock me mama Bull Fiddle Band ; Ikey Robinson Jazz/dance band, with vocal effects vocalist  
Brunswick C2951 10-in. 2/13/1929 Let’s knock a jug Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with saxophone, banjo, and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2952 10-in. 2/13/1929 Can’t you wait? Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with saxophone, banjo, and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3016 10-in. 2/28/1929 She’s coming ‘round the mountain Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers Vocal ensemble vocalist, arranger  
Brunswick C3017 10-in. 2/28/1929 That old time religion Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers Vocal ensemble vocalist, arranger  
Brunswick C3154 10-in. 3/20/1929 Get the “L” on down the road Bill Johnson’s Louisiana Jug Band Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3155 10-in. 3/20/1929 Don’t drink it in here Bill Johnson’s Louisiana Jug Band Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3289 10-in. 4/12/1929 Sho’ is hot Hokum Jug Band ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3290 10-in. 4/12/1929 Mess, Katie, mess Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3314 10-in. 4/18/1929 Boot it, boy Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3315 10-in. 4/18/1929 My daddy rocks me Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jaxon, Frankie Half Pint," accessed September 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110354.

Jaxon, Frankie Half Pint. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110354.

"Jaxon, Frankie Half Pint." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 September 2021.

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