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Butterbeans & Susie

Butterbeans and Susie were an African American comedy duo comprising Jodie Edwards (July 19, 1893 – October 28, 1967) and Susie Edwards (née Hawthorne; December 1894 – December 5, 1963). They married in 1917, and performed together until the early 1960s. Their act, a combination of marital quarrels, comic dances, and racy singing, proved popular on the Theatre Owners Booking Association (TOBA) tour. They later moved to vaudeville and appeared for a time with the blackface minstrel troupe the Rabbit's Foot Company.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group, composer

Notes: Jody Edwards and Susie Edwards.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 70 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 8859 10-in. Jan. 1925 Adam and Eve Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh 8860 10-in. Jan. 1925 Leaving blues Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh 8861 10-in. Jan. 1925 Consolation blues Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh 8862 10-in. Jan. 1925 Do right papa Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh 8863 10-in. Jan. 1925 That same dog Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh 8864 10-in. Jan. 1925 How do you expect to get my lovin'? Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh 9749 10-in. 6/18/1926 I can't do that Lovie Austin ; Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh 9750 10-in. 6/18/1926 He likes it slow Louis Armstrong ; Butterbeans & Susie ; Hot Five Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance ensemble Vocal group  
OKeh S-72573 10-in. May 1924 When my man shimmies Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-72581 10-in. May 1924 Get yourself a monkey man, make him strut his stuff Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-72816 10-in. 9/12/1924 Kiss me sweet Butterbeans & Susie ; Joe Oliver ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with cornet and piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-72817 10-in. 9/12/1924 Construction gang Butterbeans & Susie ; Joe Oliver ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with cornet and piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-72820 10-in. 9/15/1924 A to Z blues Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-72821 10-in. 9/15/1924 I can't use you Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73321 10-in. Apr. 1925 I've had those lonesome journey blues all day Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73322 10-in. Apr. 1925 You ain't talkin' to me Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73339 10-in. May 1925 Don't start nothin' here tonight Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73340 10-in. May 1925 Sue, I don't want you no more Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73385 10-in. 6/1/1925 Brown skin gal Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73386 10-in. 6/1/1925 Hydrant love (Turn it on, shut it off) Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73392 10-in. 6/3/1925 If you can't bring it you've got to send it Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73393 10-in. 6/3/1925 I'll put you under the jail Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73394 Not documented 6/3/1925 [Unknown title(s)] Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73452 10-in. 6/21/1925 Cold storage papa (Mama's a little too warm for you) Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
OKeh S-73453 10-in. 6/21/1925 Bow legged papa Butterbeans & Susie ; Clarence Williams Female-male vocal duet, with piano Vocal group  
(Results 1-25 of 70 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Butterbeans & Susie," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110621.

Butterbeans & Susie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110621.

"Butterbeans & Susie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110621

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