Clifford Hayes

Clifford George Hayes (March 10, 1893 – October 22, 1941) was an African-American multi-instrumentalist and bandleader who recorded jug band music and jazz in the 1920s and 1930s, notably as the leader of the Dixieland Jug Blowers, Clifford's Louisville Jug Band, and Hayes's Louisville Stompers. His main instrument was the violin.

Hayes was born in Green County, Kentucky. He moved with his parents to Jeffersonville, Indiana, before 1910 and then relocated to Louisville. He played the fiddle, piano and saxophone and joined the Original Louisville Jug Band in 1913. In 1919, he left to form his own group, the Dixieland Jug Blowers. He made his first recordings in 1924, accompanying the singer Sara Martin as part of the Old Southern Jug Band, with jug virtuoso Earl McDonald. The following year, he recorded for Okeh Records as the leader of Clifford's Louisville Jug Band, and over the next few years recorded in Chicago with the clarinetist Johnny Dodds in the Dixieland Jug Blowers. He also led Hayes's Louisville Stompers, who recorded between 1927 and 1929, with the pianist Earl Hines on some tracks. His last recordings were in 1931, when he recorded for Victor Records with Jimmie Rodgers, among others. Most or all of his recordings are prized by collectors all over the world.

Hayes died in Chicago in 1941.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1893, Died 1955 (Ohio)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, composer, leader, songwriter, alto saxophone, lyricist, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 73 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37220 10-in. 12/10/1926 Boodle-am Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-37221 10-in. 12/10/1926 Florida blues Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-37222 10-in. 12/10/1926 Don't give all the lard away Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-37223 10-in. 12/10/1926 Banjoreno Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-37224 10-in. 12/10/1926 Skip, skat, doodle-do Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-37225 10-in. 12/10/1926 Louisville stomp Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-37226 10-in. 12/11/1926 House rent rag Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with monologue instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-37228 10-in. 12/11/1926 Carpet Alley breakdown Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-37229 10-in. 12/11/1926 Hen party blues Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-38635 10-in. 6/6/1927 National blues Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-38636 10-in. 6/6/1927 Southern shout Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-38637 10-in. 6/6/1927 Garden of joy Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-38638 10-in. 6/6/1927 You'd better leave me alone, sweet papa Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-38639 10-in. 6/7/1927 Only Mother cares for me Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-38640 10-in. 6/7/1927 Love blues Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-38641 10-in. 6/7/1927 I never did want you Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with talk speaker, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-38642 10-in. 6/7/1927 If you can't make it easy, get a job and go to work Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-38645 10-in. 6/7/1927 When I stopped runnin' I was at home Dixieland Jug Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-38646 10-in. 6/7/1927 Blue guitar stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BVE-42378 10-in. 5/31/1928 The tenor guitar fiend Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-42379 10-in. 5/31/1928 Old chords stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble composer, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-42380 10-in. 5/31/1928 Bye-bye blues Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble leader, instrumentalist, violin, alto saxophone, composer  
Victor BVE-42381 10-in. 5/31/1928 Tipping thru Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-42382 10-in. 5/31/1928 Blue harmony Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-42388 10-in. 6/1/1928 The petter's stomp Clifford Hayes ; Louisville Stompers Jazz/dance ensemble composer, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 73 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hayes, Clifford," accessed April 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110642.

Hayes, Clifford. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110642.

"Hayes, Clifford." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 April 2021.

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