Hank Duncan

Hank Duncan (né Henry James Duncan; 26 October 1894 Bowling Green, Kentucky – 7 June 1968 Long Island, New York) was an American dixieland jazz pianist born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, probably better known for his work with Fess Williams, King Oliver, Tommy Ladnier, Charles "Fat Man" Turner, and many others. He also toured extensively with Fats Waller. Duncan was sometimes referred to as "The Little Man From Memory Lane."

Birth and Death Data: Born October 26th, 1894 (Bowling Green), Died June 7th, 1968 (Long Island)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36985 10-in. 11/30/1926 What did Romie-O-Juliet (When he climbed the balcony) Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36986 10-in. 11/30/1926 Nobody but my baby (Is gettin' my love) Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-50882 10-in. 5/15/1929 Snag nasty Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-50883 10-in. 5/15/1929 Big shot Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-50889 10-in. 5/16/1929 Sell it Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-50890 10-in. 5/16/1929 Betsy Brown Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-51198 10-in. 4/22/1929 Friction Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-51199 10-in. 4/22/1929 Kentucky blues Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-51234 10-in. 4/17/1929 Here 'tis Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-51235 10-in. 4/17/1929 A few riffs Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-51236 10-in. 4/17/1929 Hot town Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-51900 10-in. 4/22/1929 Do shuffle Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-55928 10-in. 9/20/1929 Sweet Savannah Sue Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-55929 10-in. 9/20/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-55930 10-in. 9/20/1929 Buttons Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-55931 10-in. 9/20/1929 Musical campmeeting Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57197 10-in. 12/6/1929 Goin' to get 'cha Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57198 10-in. 12/6/1929 Hot mama Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57199 10-in. 12/6/1929 Smilin' face Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57200 10-in. 12/6/1929 Slide Mr. Jelly, slide Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-58527 10-in. 1/28/1930 St. James Infirmary King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-58528 10-in. 1/28/1930 When you're smiling (The whole world smiles with you) King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-59525 10-in. 3/18/1930 I must have it King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-59526 10-in. 3/18/1930 Rhythm Club stomp King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-59527 10-in. 3/18/1930 You're just my type King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Duncan, Hank," accessed January 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110683.

Duncan, Hank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110683.

"Duncan, Hank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110683

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