Francis Craig

Francis Craig (September 10, 1900 – November 19, 1966) was an American songwriter, honky tonk piano player, and leader of a Nashville dance band. His works included "Dynamite" and "Near You", the latter being the first Billboard #1 hit out of Nashville.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 10th, 1900, Died November 19th, 1966

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, arranger, composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 140278 10-in. 1/27/1925 Marble halls Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Columbia 140279 10-in. 1/27/1925 Steady roll blues Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141005 10-in. 9/29/1925 Marble halls Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Columbia W141006 10-in. 9/29/1925 Mighty lak' a rose Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141007 10-in. 9/29/1925 Forgiveness Francis Craig Orchestra ; James Melton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W141012 10-in. 9/29/1925 Steady roll blues Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142066 10-in. 4/21/1926 Ting-a-ling Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142067 10-in. 4/21/1926 In the middle of the night Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142068 10-in. 4/21/1926 Hard to get Gertie Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142069 10-in. 4/21/1926 That Florida low down Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142078 10-in. 4/22/1926 Do you believe in dreams Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142079 10-in. 4/22/1926 Moonlight in Mandalay Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W146096 10-in. 4/16/1928 Dream River Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo leader  
Columbia W146097 10-in. 4/16/1928 All day long Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo leader  
Columbia W146098 10-in. 4/16/1928 Red rose Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146099 10-in. 4/16/1928 Coon-tail Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick K8041 10-in. Mar. 1930 [Unknown title(s)] Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick K8042 10-in. Mar. 1930 I must have my apple Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick K8043 10-in. March 1930 [Unknown title(s)] Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Craig, Francis," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110483.

Craig, Francis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110483.

"Craig, Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110483

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