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 3, 1895 (Montgomery), Died May 15, 1953 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1940

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

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia C1493 10-in. 9/30/1936 Fan it Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
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 E36878 10-in. 6/24/1931 Fan it Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist, vocalist  
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 composer, vocalist  
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 ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; 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 songwriter, vocalist  
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 composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Brunswick C2952 10-in. 2/13/1929 Can’t you wait? Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with saxophone, banjo, and piano composer, lyricist, vocalist  
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  
Brunswick C3585 10-in. 6/11/1929 It’s heated Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C3586 10-in. 6/11/1929 Jive man blues Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C3805 10-in. 7/9/1929 I wonder where my easy rider’s gone? Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3806 10-in. 7/9/1929 Come on, mama, do that dance Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3927 10-in. 7/22/1929 Corinne blues Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C3939 10-in. 7/23/1929 Mama don’t allow no easy riders here Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3940 10-in. 7/23/1929 Saturday night scrontch Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C3970 10-in. 7/30/1929 I want two wings to veil my face Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers Vocal ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick C3971 10-in. 7/30/1929 Give me that old time religion Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers Vocal ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick C4099 10-in. 8/16/1929 A jazz sermon Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C4176 10-in. 8/28/1929 Christ was born on Christmas morn Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers Vocal ensemble vocalist, arranger  
Brunswick C4212 10-in. 8/27/1929 Take it easy Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with cornet, piano, and traps composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C4213 10-in. 8/27/1929 Take it easy Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with cornet, piano, and traps vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C4300 10-in. 9/5/1929 Head rag hop Romeo Nelson Piano solo, with talk speaker  
Brunswick C4917 10-in. 12/6/1929 You got to wet it Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Punches Delegates of Pleasure Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C4917 10-in. 12/7/1929 You got to wet it Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Punches Delegates of Pleasure Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C4918 10-in. 12/6/1929 Down home in Kentuck Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Punches Delegates of Pleasure Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C4918 10-in. 12/7/1929 Down home in Kentuck Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Punches Delegates of Pleasure Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, vocalist  
Brunswick C5043 10-in. 12/23/1929 Kunjine baby Georgia Tom ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C5998 10-in. Aug. 1930 You rascal you Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C5999 10-in. Aug. 1930 She can love so good Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C6079 10-in. Sept. 1930 She can love so good Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C6459 10-in. 10/28/1930 Scuddlin’ Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and traps vocalist  
Brunswick C6460 10-in. 10/28/1930 Chocolate to the bone Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and traps vocalist  
Brunswick MEM95 10-in. 7/11/1939 Fan it Swift Jewel Cowboys String band composer  
Gennett 12919 10-in. 7/12/1927 Can't you wait till you get home? Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with piano and washboard vocalist  
Gennett 12920 10-in. 7/12/1927 I'm gonna steal you a million dollars Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with piano and washboard vocalist  
Gennett 12941 10-in. 7/21/1927 Willie the Weeper Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Blanche Smith Walton Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Gennett 12959 10-in. 8/1/1927 She's got "it" Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Gennett 12960 10-in. 8/1/1927 I'm gonna dance wit de guy wot brung me Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Gennett 12965 10-in. 8/3/1927 Twiddlin' my thumbs Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Gennett 12966 10-in. 8/3/1927 Corinne Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Decca 62425 10-in. 7/20/1937 No need knockin' on the blind Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 62428 10-in. 7/20/1937 Chocolate to the bone Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 62438 10-in. 7/22/1937 In my miz Prince Budda and his Boys vocalist  
Decca 62439 10-in. 7/22/1937 When a woman gets the blues Prince Budda and his Boys vocalist  
Decca 63664 10-in. 4/22/1938 She loves so good Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 63665 10-in. 4/22/1938 Riff it Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 63666 10-in. 4/22/1938 Some sweet day Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 63667 10-in. 4/22/1938 I'm gonna steal you Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 63668 10-in. 4/22/1938 I knocks myself out Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 63669 10-in. 4/22/1938 They put the big britches on me Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 65607 10-in. 5/19/1939 Don't pan me (Please don't talk about me when I'm gone) Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 65608 10-in. 5/19/1939 Callin' Corrine Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 65609 10-in. 5/19/1939 You can't put that monkey on my back Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 65610 10-in. 5/19/1939 Fan it boogie woogie Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67271 10-in. 3/5/1940 When they play them blues Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67272 10-in. 3/5/1940 Something's goin' on wrong Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67273 10-in. 3/5/1940 Wasn't it nice Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67274 10-in. 3/5/1940 You know jam don't shake Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67565 10-in. 4/17/1940 Let me ride your train Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67566 10-in. 4/17/1940 Be your natural self Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67567 10-in. 4/17/1940 Turn over Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67568 10-in. 4/17/1940 Take off them hips Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67569 10-in. 4/17/1940 Gimme a pig's foot and a bottle of beer Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 67570 10-in. 4/17/1940 You can't tell Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 91130 10-in. 3/12/1937 The dirty dozens Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 91131 10-in. 3/12/1937 She brings me down Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 91132 10-in. 3/12/1937 Take it easy greasy Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  
Decca 91133 10-in. 3/12/1937 Wet it Frankie Half Pint Jaxon vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jaxon, Frankie Half Pint," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110354.

Jaxon, Frankie Half Pint. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110354.

"Jaxon, Frankie Half Pint." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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