William Tracey

Birth and Death Data: Born June 19th, 1893, Died September 5th, 1957

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Notes: Sometimes listed as Will Tracy.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9709 10-in. 12/14/1910 Gee, but it's great to meet a friend from your home town Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12374 10-in. 9/17/1912 I'll be welcome in my home town Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12509 10-in. 10/11/1912 The funny bunny hug Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13640 10-in. 7/25/1913 I want a man like dad (A sweetheart just like mother had) Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13961 10-in. 10/15/1913 When they christened brother Johnson's child American Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor B-14998 10-in. 6/24/1914 Everything reminds me of that old sweetheart of mine Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell ; Will Oakland Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15042 10-in. 7/6/1914 In the town where I was born Billy Murray ; Will Oakland Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15145 10-in. 8/25/1914 You're always welcome at our house Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15215 10-in. 9/24/1914 You're always welcome at our house George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16934 10-in. 12/24/1915 Give a little credit to your Dad Thomas A. Weir Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17042 10-in. 1/20/1916 Give a little credit to your Dad Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17046 10-in. 1/21/1916 Lazy Mary, will you get up Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17426 10-in. 4/3/1916 Oh, Joe, with your fiddle and bow, you stole my heart away Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17598 10-in. 5/3/1916 In the beautiful seaside air Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18830 10-in. 12/11/1916 Naughty! Naughty! Naughty! Marguerite Farrell Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22496 10-in. 1/2/1919 He's had no lovin' for a long, long time Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22801 10-in. 4/23/1919 Mammy o' mine Adele Rowland Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23066 10-in. 7/14/1919 Dixie is Dixie once more American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23434 10-in. 10/28/1919 Wonderful pal Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with violin duet and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24157 10-in. 6/9/1920 My Dixie rosary Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24195 10-in. 7/2/1920 Lonesome alimony blues Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with bassoon and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25314 10-in. 5/23/1921 Honey rose Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with oboe, bassoon, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26491 10-in. 5/25/1922 I certainly must be in love Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35164 10-in. 5/26/1926 Down by the gas house (the werry woist part of the town) Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with 2 pianos lyricist  
Victor BVE-35721 10-in. 6/25/1926 What! No spinach? Irving Aaronson ; Commanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-36646 10-in. 10/30/1926 Out in the new mown hay Mitchell Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 banjos (self-accompaniment) lyricist  
Victor BVE-39292 10-in. 6/24/1927 Who are you fooling to-night? Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor BVE-40943 10-in. 11/23/1927 I'm walkin' on air Frankie Masters Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53004 10-in. 3/31/1931 Rocky Mountain Rose Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BRC-53091 10-in. 5/11/1931 I'm blue, but nobody cares Walter Ashby ; Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBVE-61057 10-in. 11/20/1930 Them there eyes Cocoanut Grove Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BVE-64004 10-in. 7/29/1930 Okay, baby McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-09651 10-in. 8/20/1937 Gee! But it's great to meet a friend Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-013321 10-in. 9/2/1937 Gee! But it's great to meet a friend (From your home town) Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-013330 10-in. 9/3/1937 Gee, but it's great to meet a friend (From your home town) Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-035715 10-in. 4/7/1939 Them there eyes Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Johnny Mercer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1914-05-01-07] Not documented 5/1/1914 I'd give the whole world to have you back again George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 4849 10-in. ca. Aug. 1910 Play that barber-shop chord Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38939 10-in. 7/9/1913 I want a man like Dad (A sweetheart just like Mother had) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39316 10-in. 4/9/1914 When they christened Brother Johnson's child Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39468 10-in. 6/29/1914 Everything reminds me of that old sweetheart of mine Lyric Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39639 10-in. 11/25/1914 It's too late now Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46341 10-in. 1/14/1916 Give a little credit to your dad Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46654 10-in. 3/20/1916 Oh Joe, with your fiddle and your bow, you stole my heart away George O'Connor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47079 10-in. 10/18/1916 Oh! Southern city (Send us some beautiful girls) George O'Connor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47149 10-in. 11/13/1916 Naughty! Naughty! Naughty! Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77284 10-in. 8/23/1917 If I can't have you all of the time (Then I don't want you at all) Watson Sisters Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77324 10-in. 9/10/1917 The best things in life are free Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 77617 10-in. 1/8/1918 Bring back my daddy to me Robert Lewis Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77786 10-in. 4/24/1918 When I come back to you (we'll have a Yankee Doodle wedding) Broadway Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 78262 10-in. 1/22/1919 He's had no lovin' for a long long time Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78293 10-in. 2/5/1919 He's had no lovin' for a long, long time Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78339 10-in. 3/7/1919 Mammy o' mine Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78445 10-in. 5/23/1919 Oh! Oh! Oh! Those landlords Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78678 10-in. 9/19/1919 Just leave it to me Irving Kaufman ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78683 10-in. 9/20/1919 Wonderful pal Irving Kaufman ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78723 10-in. 10/4/1919 Wonderful pal George Meader Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79163 10-in. 5/6/1920 Lonesome alimony blues Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79177 10-in. 5/12/1920 My Dixie rosary Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79178 10-in. 5/17/1920 My Dixie rosary Fred Hughes Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79211 10-in. 5/29/1920 Good-bye Dixie good-bye Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79294 10-in. 6/21/1920 My Dixie rosary Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79611 10-in. 12/29/1920 I'm a ladies' home companion Tod Weinhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80359 10-in. 5/19/1922 Atta baby Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80580 10-in. 10/3/1922 You can have him, I don't want him, didn't love him anyhow blues Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81375 10-in. 11/30/1923 You better keep babying baby Georgians ; Billy Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 81446 10-in. 1/2/1924 Dancin' Dan Ruth Roye Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 49290 12-in. 12/15/1917 Cleopatra had a jazz band Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band songwriter  
Columbia 141501 10-in. 1/15/1926 You're always a baby to Mother Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W141609 10-in. 2/8/1926 You're always a baby to Mother Franklyn Baur ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 142260 10-in. 5/27/1926 What! No spinach? Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W142281 10-in. 6/7/1926 What! No spinach? The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 142331 10-in. 6/21/1926 Out in the new mown hay Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W142352 10-in. 6/28/1926 Out in the new-mown hay Macy and Smalle Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W142966 10-in. 11/29/1926 Counting the days (Till I get back to Georgia) Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W144140 10-in. 5/12/1927 (That's the reason why) I wish I was in Dixie Four Aristocrats Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia W144789 10-in. 9/22/1927 I'm walkin' on air Kitty O'Connor Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia W144820 10-in. 10/11/1927 I'm walkin' on air Seger Ellis ; Fred Rich Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 144837 10-in. 10/7/1927 I'm walkin' on air Newport Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 144906 10-in. 10/25/1927 I'm walkin' on air Harmony Brothers Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia [W]148890 10-in. 8/19/1929 In the town where I was born Mack Allen Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148906 10-in. 8/20/1929 At twilight Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148985 10-in. 9/6/1929 At twilight Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia [W]149958 10-in. 2/3/1930 Amos 'n' Andy Arthur Fields ; Fred Hall Male vocal duet songwriter  
OKeh 492 10-in. ca. Dec. 1918 Every day's a holiday in Dixie Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
OKeh 608 10-in. ca. Feb. 1919 Mammy o' mine Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-70081 10-in. Aug. 1921 'Tain't nothin' else but jazz Rega Orchestra ; Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh S-70383 10-in. Dec. 1921 Atta baby Billy Jones ; Tampa Blue Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh S-70404 10-in. Jan. 1922 Atta baby Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-70791 10-in. Aug. 1922 You can have him, I don't want him, didn't love him anyhow blues Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh S-70915 10-in. Oct. 1922 I certainly must be in love Elsie Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72253 10-in. Jan. 1924 Dancin' Dan Jack Kaufman ; John Ryan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 74188 10-in. June 1926 What? No spinach? Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet songwriter  
OKeh 74222 10-in. July 1926 Out in the new mown hay Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh 80061 10-in. 6/7/1926 What! No spinach? Albert Campbell ; Jack Glogau ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W81552 10-in. 10/17/1927 I'm walkin' on air Gotham Troubadours [Irwin Abrams Hotel Manger Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404872 10-in. 4/29/1931 Them there eyes Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh [OK cat 4150-A] 10-in. Jan.-June 1920 My Dixie rosary Sterling Trio Male vocal trio lyricist  
Brunswick 8157 10-in. approximately May 1922 I certainly must be in love Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 11735-11737 10-in. 10/26/1923 You better keep babying baby Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 12026-12028 10-in. 12/4/1923 Dancin’ Dan Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E35252 10-in. 11/30/1930 Them there eyes Grace Johnston Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E35411 10-in. 11/18/1930 Them there eyes Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Brunswick E36276 10-in. 3/5/1931 Rocky Mountain Rose Lester McFarland and Robert A. Gardner Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar lyricist  
Brunswick E3468-E3470 10-in. 7/20/1926 Out in the new mown hay The Bostonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E19445-E19447 10-in. 6/3/1926 What! No spinach? Ed Smalle Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E19716-E19718 10-in. 7/9/1926 Out in the new mown hay Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 3476 10-in. Dec. 1914 It's too late now Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5151 10-in. 11/16/1916 Naughty! Naughty! Naughty! Gladys Rice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5832 10-in. 10/4/1917 The best things in life are free George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6558 10-in. 1/9/1919 Every day's a holiday in Dixie Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Edison 6789 10-in. 5/17/1919 Dixie is Dixie once more Premier Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7386 10-in. 6/4/1920 Lonesome alimony blues Sidney Phillips Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7779 10-in. 2/4/1921 Aunt Jemima's jubilee Premier Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 8384 10-in. 3/15/1922 Atta baby Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 8475 10-in. 6/1/1922 I certainly must be in love Marguerite Farrell Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 11078 10-in. 6/30/1926 Out in the new mown hay Arthur Hall ; John Ryan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 11704 10-in. 5/17/1927 That's the reason why I wish I was in Dixie Four Aristocrats Male vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Edison 18059 10-in. 11/25/1927 I'm walkin' on air Oreste Queensland Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 18095 10-in. 12/9/1927 I'm walkin' on air Happy Jack ; Oreste Queensland Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison N-1075 10-in. 8/16/1929 At twilight J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tracey, William," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112953.

Tracey, William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112953.

"Tracey, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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