Lillian Glinn

Lillian Glinn (May 10, 1902 – July 22, 1978) was an American classic female blues and country blues singer and songwriter. She spent most of her career in black vaudeville. Among her popular recordings were "Black Man Blues," "Doggin' Me Blues" and "Atlanta Blues." The blues historian Paul Oliver commented that there were a number of female blues singers who "deserve far greater recognition than they have had", and one of those he cited was Glinn.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 10th, 1902 (Hillsboro), Died July 22nd, 1978 (Richmond)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145312 10-in. 12/2/1927 All alone and blue Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145313 10-in. 12/2/1927 Come home daddy blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145314 10-in. 12/2/1927 Doggin' me blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145315 10-in. 12/2/1927 Brown skin blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano vocalist  
Columbia W146176 10-in. 4/24/1928 The man I love is worth talking about Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146177 10-in. 4/24/1928 Best friend blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146178 10-in. 4/24/1928 Lost letter blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146179 10-in. 4/24/1928 Packing house blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146180 10-in. 4/24/1928 Shake it down Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, tuba, and piano vocalist  
Columbia W146190 10-in. 4/25/1928 Where have all the black men gone Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Columbia W148212 10-in. 4/9/1929 I'm a front door woman with a back door man Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W148213 10-in. 4/9/1929 Atlanta blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W148214 10-in. 4/9/1929 All the week blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W148215 10-in. 4/9/1929 Cannon ball blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W148225 10-in. 4/10/1929 Wobble it a little, daddy Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W148226 10-in. 4/10/1929 Black man blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia W149550 10-in. 12/6/1929 I'm through (Shedding tears over you) Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba, banjo, and piano vocalist  
Columbia W149551 10-in. 12/6/1929 I love that thing Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba, banjo, and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149552 10-in. 12/6/1929 Don't leave me, daddy Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba, banjo, and piano vocalist  
Columbia W149553 10-in. 12/6/1929 Shreveport blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba, banjo, and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149556 10-in. 12/6/1929 Moanin' blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba, banjo, and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149557 10-in. 12/6/1929 Cravin' a man blues Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba, banjo, and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Glinn, Lillian," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110421.

Glinn, Lillian. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110421.

"Glinn, Lillian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110421

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