Willie Bryant

William Stevens Bryant (August 30, 1908 – February 9, 1964) was an American jazz bandleader, vocalist, and disc jockey, known as the "Mayor of Harlem".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 30th, 1908 (New Orleans), Died February 9th, 1964 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, vocalist, leader, songwriter, speaker, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-87265 10-in. 1/4/1935 Throwin' stones at the sun Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-87266 10-in. 1/4/1935 It's over because we're through Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, songwriter, vocalist  
Victor BS-87267 10-in. 1/4/1935 A viper's moan Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with talk composer, director, speaker  
Victor BS-87268 10-in. 1/4/1935 Chimes at the meetin' Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with talk and male vocals director, speaker  
Victor BS-89817 10-in. 5/8/1935 Rigamarole Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-89818 10-in. 5/8/1935 'Long about midnight Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist  
Victor BS-89819 10-in. 5/8/1935 The sheik Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band (take 1); with male vocal solo (take 2) director, vocalist  
Victor BS-89820 10-in. 5/8/1935 Jerry the Junker Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist, director  
Victor BS-92908 10-in. 8/1/1935 Voice of Old Man River Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director, songwriter  
Victor BS-92909 10-in. 8/1/1935 (If love makes you give up) Steak and potatoes (Then I don't want love) Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director  
Victor BS-92910 10-in. 8/1/1935 Long gone Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-92911 10-in. 8/1/1935 Liza Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-99972 10-in. 4/9/1936 It is true what they say about Dixie? Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director  
Victor BS-99973 10-in. 4/9/1936 All my life Taft Jordan ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-99974 10-in. 4/9/1936 The right somebody to love Jack Butler ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-99975 10-in. 4/9/1936 The glory of love Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist  
Victor BS-99976 10-in. 4/9/1936 Ride, red, ride Willie Bryant ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist  
Victor BS-99977 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist  
Victor BS-102003 10-in. 6/3/1936 Mary had a little lamb Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist  
Victor BS-102004 10-in. 6/3/1936 I like bananas (Because they have no bones) Jack Butler ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, director  
Victor BS-102005 10-in. 6/3/1936 Cross patch Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director  
Victor BS-102006 10-in. 6/3/1936 I'm grateful to you Jack Butler ; Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Decca 63558 10-in. 4/6/1938 Do the Alamo Willie Bryant Orchestra vocalist, leader  
Decca 63559 10-in. 4/6/1938 You'll never remember and I'll never forget Willie Bryant Orchestra leader  
Decca 63560 10-in. 4/6/1938 You're gonna lose your gal Willie Bryant Orchestra vocalist, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bryant, Willie," accessed January 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110802.

Bryant, Willie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110802.

"Bryant, Willie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110802

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